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 $10 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


3517 Irvington, near Metro’s North Rail Line

30,510-square foot, three-story multiuse facility

1.2-acre site in the heart of north Houston

Designed by Page

Energy Efficient and Sustainable

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Avenue Center Services

Homebuyer education and financial capability counseling

Early childhood development center

Clinic offering primary and behavioral health care operated by Legacy Community Health

Resident leadership training and community gatherings


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 Darla Berry at or 713-864-8099 ext 222. A separate donor wall for major gifts will be located on the first floor.

We have raised $10 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.


  • The Rebuild Texas Fund Supports Avenue Center as Disaster Recovery Hub

    Avenue recently received a grant from the Rebuild Texas Fund - a collaborative project of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and the OneStar Foundation, established to support the rebuilding efforts in communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. This generous $100,000 gift will support Avenue Center’s role as a community recovery hub in times of emergency after natural disasters. With the […]

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  • Avenue and Legacy Community Health Partner to Bring First Clinic to Near Northside

    Avenue knows that healthy communities start with healthy families and we are thrilled to announce a collaboration with Legacy Community Health to bring a state-of-the-art community health clinic to Near Northside which will provide much-needed primary care and behavioral health services. The 6,200-square foot facility will be located in Avenue Center, Avenue’s new mixed-use community […]

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  • Avenue Center Breaks Ground On New Community Resource Center in Houston - 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 […]

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Avenue Center: Growing Avenue’s Community Investment Programs