A Healthy Day in Northline

On November 16th, Avenue hosted a Healthy Day and Garage Sale in partnership with Sam Houston High School and Memorial Hermann. The goal of the day was to bring exercise and fitness stations for children and adults, in order to encourage them to move and improve their health. We had...

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Breaking Ground on a New Park

Now that’s not something you read every day! The Fulton Butterfly Pocket Park has officially gone from an idea to reality. Last week, community leaders, partners, and elected officials came together for a ceremonial event to honor the hard work and years of persistence that led us to this groundbreaking...

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Celebrating a Year of Advocacy in Northside

After 8 months of workshops, trainings, and events, the inaugural Northside Advocacy Fellowship has officially come to a close. Eight community members completed the rigorous program, having participated in monthly trainings, an advocacy day to Austin, and visits to City Hall, Commissioners Court, and the Houston-Galveston Area Council. Our fellows...

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Northline Fall Festival at Clark Park

On October 12th, Avenue hosted the first Northline Fall Festival at Clark Park! It was the first weekend of the year that felt like autumn, and we had perfect weather to bring people together. Over 500 community members attended the festival, along with over 50 vendors and lots of exciting performances....

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Q&A with Daniel, our new Community Organizer!

Tell us a little bit about yourself. What is your role with Avenue? Hello! My name is Daniel O Candelaria Olvera, and I am the new Community Organizer with Avenue, currently focusing on organizing around the 2020 Census. My job will be to educate the community as to what the...

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You Can’t Have “Community” without “Unity”

From October 17th – 20th, seven leaders from the Northside and Northline communities went to Chicago to attend the Community Leadership Institute (CLI), a training program offered by NeighborWorks America. The purpose of the CLI is to help community members develop their leadership skills, learn from other communities across the...

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Roadblocks to Homeownership

Buying your very own home is a dream for many Americans. But buying a house can feel unattainable due to current financial circumstances. Here are common roadblocks to home ownership and what you can do to overcome them. The four main factors to Home Ownership readiness: Debts- Current monthly debts...

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PMI affects your monthly mortgage cost. Learn how to get rid of it.

Cancelling Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)

What is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)? If you’ve been shopping for a conventional mortgage loan, you’ve probably come across PMI. You’re likely wondering how it applies to you. It’s easy to assume that this insurance covers you and your mortgage if you fall behind on payments. After all, it’s called...

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