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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Avenue’s Homebuyer Newsletter | Volume 3 | June 2018

Sustainable Homeownership. Why it Matters.   Most of us remember the uncertainty that the recession in 2008 caused. In 2010 the government stepped in with the Dodd-Frank law in order to help prevent another financial and mortgage meltdown.  Recently, there have been some rollbacks to this law. In particular, home...

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Flood Prevention through Active Landscaping

It’s been almost a year since Hurricane Harvey dumped trillions of gallons of water onto the US Gulf Coast - nearly 80,000 homes across Texas took on 18 inches of floodwater or more. Hurricane Harvey damaged an estimated 120,000 single family homes in Harris County alone. With the start of...

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Avenue’s Homebuyer Newsletter | Volume 2 | May 2018

Rent Stress. It’s real. There is always a big push at the beginning of the year to focus on resolutions like healthy eating, exercising and mindfulness. Most of our resolutions center around reducing stress. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of articles and studies focused on how we can reduce...

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Rebuilding Northside Together 2018

“Rebuilding” takes on new meaning in 2018 as the City of Houston continues to recover from Hurricane Harvey. Seven months after the storm, Houstonians continue the process of rebuilding with many still displaced or living in damaged homes. When Rebuilding Northside Together (RNT) first began in 2014, the initial focus...

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Hurricane Relief Funds: Where is the Money Going?

Avenue’s mission is to build affordable homes and strengthen communities. Avenue has responded to the hurricane and its ensuing devastation by supporting individuals and families affected by the flood. Our response to date has included: Providing direct assistance to over 75 families in need, including: Cash assistance and provision of...

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Avenue in Action: Helping Families Recover from Harvey

Harvey hit Houston hard. With a stunning 135,000 homes damaged, hundreds of thousands of residents have been doing their best, first and foremost, to keep safe and then to stabilize their living situations. Of the 135,000 families affected, 45% make a combined income of less than $50,000 annually. We know...

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Hurricane Harvey Relief

Together, we are stronger.  As a HUD certified housing counseling agency we are being called upon to serve our community in meeting their housing needs during this period of recovery.  Avenue’s HomeOwnership Center is expanding its counseling services to provide disaster recovery counseling which will involve helping Houstonians navigate the...

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