First Time Homebuyers’ Certificate

For people starting the home buying process, one of the first things they start hearing about is obtaining the First Time Homebuyer’s Certificate. As a first time homebuyer, there are a lot of new housing terms that may not sound familiar. The First Time Homebuyer Certificate requirement trips people up...

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Census is here!

Hello There! This is your Census Organizer Daniel O Candelaria Olvera, here with latest update about the 2020 Census. So March is finally here and you know what that means: CENSUS TIME! March 12, 2020 (Mark it in your calendars folks) is the official kickoff of the Census season and...

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Minimum Lot Sizes and your Neighborhood

HAVE YOU HEARD?! Avenue is collaborating with civic clubs and other community members to protect out Northline and Near Northside neighborhoods through the City of Houston’s Minimum Lot Size Protection Program. WHAT IS MINIMUM LOT SIZE (MLS)? A special minimum lot size is the minimum lot size standard currently met...

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Resource Fair at St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church

On Saturday, February 8th, Avenue hosted a Resource Fair at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, to provide health services and free resources for families. We provided a special donation for 35 families with specials needs, senior citizens and babies. This event was a great way to share information with families and the community about healthy...

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Bringing Sustainability to Avenue Center

Avenue has been committed to incorporating resilience, environmental/green and healthy building practices into our design and construction programs for many years. Our new community hub in Near Northside is no exception. Thanks to a generous grant from Green Mountain Energy Sun Club, we are able to expand our sustainable footprint...

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Census Update!

Hello there! This is Daniel Candelaria, your Census Organizer here at Avenue. Just wanted to write an update on the 2020 Census Initiative that Avenue, alongside dozens of organizations throughout Houston, are undertaking this year. The Census is rapidly approaching – March 12th is the official start of Census season....

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2020 Census is Almost Here!

2020 has officially started! We need to start thinking about what comes ahead, because it will be a busy civic year for our community. Something that makes 2020 special is the fact that the decennial Census takes place this year. The Census is the count of every person living in...

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Meet Avenue’s New Near Northside Specialist!

Avenue is excited to have a new Near Northside Specialist on the Community Initiatives team, Carlos G. Espinoza y Sánchez. Carlos will be handling all coordination between civic clubs, schools, and agencies within the Near Northside Community. Bringing 7 years of urban planning & community development experience to Avenue, Carlos...

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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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