New Homes Construction Update 2 – Avenue Meadows

This week at the construction site for our new, energy efficient, affordable homes, installation has begun on ceiling insulation and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems while the exterior siding work finishes up. According to the EIA, the average residential electricity cost for Texans is $1,800 annually and about...

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New Homes Construction Update 1 – Avenue Meadows

Work on our new construction Avenue Meadows homes continues with installation of the Home Wrap, the exterior fiber cement board siding, and roof decking. Meanwhile on the inside, plumbing and electrical work continues. Have you ever wondered what your walls are made of? It’s something you don’t often think about, trusting and...

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Northline Students Help Beautify Their Community

The principal at Burbank Middle School is always working hard to provide a great experience for the children in the community. Several months ago he met with Avenue and brought up the fact that the utility box in front of the school was constantly getting tagged with graffiti. He told...

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Christine’s Story

  Christine Gibson is one of thousands of Houstonians that were impacted and displaced by Hurricane Harvey. This is her remarkable story of resilience and recovery with the help of Avenue's home repair program.  

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Hurricane Harvey: One Year Later

In the twelve months since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Houston, Avenue has evolved and grown to meet the need for disaster recovery assistance in underserved communities. With the addition of the Avenue Housing Recovery Center and an expanded home repair program, we geared up to take on the task...

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Home after Harvey: Joseph and Theresa

Joseph and Theresa live in a cute little blue house in the Eastex/Jensen area of Houston. Joseph, a forklift driver, grew up in this house as a kid where he lived with his parents, one sister and three brothers. It’s been in his family since the 1960’s. When Hurricane Harvey...

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Staff Spotlight: Fred Lazare

In a new regular feature on the Avenue blog, we are shining the spotlight on the amazing individuals that make up the Avenue team. Coming from a diverse set of backgrounds, education, work experience, and motivations, each employee at Avenue brings something unique and valuable to our programs and the...

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Avenue Summer Family Festival 2018

Three years ago, Avenue began a planning process in Northline in partnership with residents and institutions in the neighborhood. Individual meetings with residents led to coffee with institutions, which led to more individual meetings, which led to conversations about safety, education, health, and big dreams for the community of Northline....

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