Avenue Center Breaks Ground On New Community Resource Center in Houston

BBVA.com - Alejandro Ortiz In a press conference today, local nonprofit housing developer Avenue celebrated officially breaking ground on Avenue Center, a new mixed-use community resource center in Near Northside. Construction was kickstarted by a $1 million gift from the BBVA Compass Foundation, which will create opportunities for Avenue’s comprehensive homebuyer...

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Think you're too young to buy a home? Think again.

Think You Are Too Young to Buy a House?

A couple of generations ago most people got married and settled down while still in their early 20’s. This meant that they also purchased houses earlier in life. And, while marriage and children may not be on your mind, homeownership may be and that is a really good thing. The...

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Ms Betty Whitaker

Home for the Holidays: Betty Whitaker

Betty Whitaker has lived in her Kashmere Gardens home for 43 years. When Hurricane Harvey dropped heavy winds and rains over Houston, many low-income families and seniors like Ms. Whitaker were at risk of losing their homes because of late mortgage payments and costly repairs.   Avenue helped Ms. Whitaker...

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Avenue Receives $3.4M from City of Houston to Develop Avenue Center in Near Northside

Funding Milestone Advances Plans for New Community Resource Center, Construction to Begin in 2019 HOUSTON – (February 27, 2019) – Following today’s approval of $3.4 million in project funding from the City of Houston, local nonprofit affordable housing developer Avenue announces that construction will soon commence on Avenue Center, a...

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Near Northside Summit Shines Light on Health Equity

The discussion of health equity is becoming a common conversation in the Near Northside Community. Community partners understand the importance of what it means to be healthy and how an unhealthy environment can impact lives. Avenue and LISC co-hosted a five hour Health Summit at Leonel Castillo Community Center. The Summit...

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A Journey Like No Other, Part I

In this multi-part series, Avenue Deputy Director Jenifer Wagley, shares her experience as a 2018 Michael Rubinger Fellow. This is Part I. by Jenifer Wagley, M Div, M Ed Some of you might know that in 2018 I received the Michael Rubinger Fellowship from national LISC.  In so many ways...

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Houston Affordable Housing Developer Unveils Plans for Mixed-Use Community Center in Near Northside

Houston Affordable Housing Developer Unveils Plans for Mixed-Use Community Center in Near Northside Avenue Advances Plans for Avenue Center, a 30,500SF Community Resource Hub, With Milestone $2.6 Million Gift HOUSTON – (January 7, 2019) – Avenue, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to building affordable homes and strengthening communities, unveiled plans...

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