After 27 years of building strong communities, we are finally building a home of our own! At the same time, we are using this opportunity to add vital services that will benefit the surrounding neighborhoods. We are building a community hub that brings all of Avenue’s programs together with services from partner organizations to meet the needs of Northside residents. We invite you to be a part of this exciting project by giving to our capital campaign to build Avenue Center.
Below, please find more information on how the project will improve the lives of Houstonians in need. We have raised $9.5 million of our $12 million goal, and now we are inviting public support to complete our campaign. Please join us in building Avenue Center with a gift at any level.
To enable residents to thrive, communities must offer affordable, high-quality homes, access to educational opportunities and health care, and places for neighbors to interact with neighbors. To grow our community development programs and expand access to health care and early childhood education, we are developing Avenue Center in Houston’s Northside neighborhood.
The new building will serve as a vibrant, all-in-one community hub with health and education services as well as spaces for training, meetings, and celebrations. It will house Avenue’s new headquarters, supporting our ability to continue vital programs and add new services to meet the needs of neighborhood residents. This project is being funded through philanthropic grants and public funds.
Avenue Center: Growing Avenue’s Community Investment Programs
Building affordable homes for families and seniors
Assisting first-time homebuyers with education and counseling programs
Supporting hundreds of community initiatives to develop resident leadership, increase civic engagement,and improve under-resourced neighborhoods
Increasing access to health services, educational opportunities and workforce training
Repairing Harvey-damaged homes and preparing residents for the next weather event
Avenue Center Services
Homebuyer education and financial capability counseling
Early childhood development center
Clinic offering primary and behavioral health care
Resident leadership training and community gatherings
High school success and college preparedness programs
Post-disaster housing recovery counseling and home repair services
DONOR WALL RECOGNITION
Colorful flower tiles printed with your name will represent our community of donors on the wall in our third-floor lobby, designed by local artists. The visual representation below shows how the tiles will be displayed.
If you or your company would like to make a gift of $10,000 or more, please contact Kara Niles at or 713-864-8099 ext 222. A separate donor wall for major gifts will be located on the first floor.
We have raised $9.5 million of our $12 million goal, and now we are inviting public support to complete our campaign. Please join us in building Avenue Center with a gift at any level.
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 education and counseling programs at […]
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 new mixed-use community resource center […]
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 to develop Avenue Center, a […]