What the heck is a NOAH?

Avenue has embarked on an initiative to save NOAH in Houston. So what exactly is a NOAH? Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing (NOAH) comes in the form of unregulated, privately-owned apartments that are at risk of rapidly escalating rent or redevelopment. These properties are often home to people with disabilities, seniors,...

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Building Language Justice

In March, Avenue and Tecolotl Collective hosted a Building Language Justice workshop with 17 community members in attendance. The workshop gained consensus around the importance and necessity of having multilingual community spaces and how to create them. During the workshop, we launched the Interpreting for Justice Training Fellowship which is...

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COVID Vaccination Efforts Wind Down

As we move into spring, our COVID vaccine work in partnership with Houston in Action is winding down. Avenue coordinated vaccines for more than 1,100 residents at 17 partner sites since August 2021. Vaccine events were strategically organized with local schools and churches to provide equitable access to residents and the...

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Avenue Partners with Burbank Middle School for COVID Vaccine Events

Avenue’s Community Initiatives Team has been partnering with schools to deliver COVID vaccines to our residents. Burbank Middle School’s wrap around specialist, Xiomara Ardon, and her colleagues in partnership with the Houston Health Department were able to host several successful events. “We are ecstatic about the impact we are making...

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Avenue Recognizes Northline Youth Leaders

Written by guest writer Shaili Shouche, Avenue Intern and incoming senior at Glenda Dawson High School. The Northline Leadership Team is made up of Northline area residents and youth who are passionate about helping their community thrive. Recently, Avenue had the honor to recognize four incredible youth leaders for their...

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Vaccinating Seniors in Northline

Written by guest writer Shaili Shouche, Avenue Intern and incoming senior at Glenda Dawson High School.   As Covid-19 vaccination rollout pushes on in full force, with vaccination being approved and recommended for individuals 12 and over, it has become increasingly clear that specific demographics are being excluded from the...

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Making Northline Elementary a Beautiful Place to Learn and Play

Written by guest writer Shaili Shouche, Avenue Intern and incoming senior at Glenda Dawson High School.   A healthy and appropriately developed learning environment holds a significant variety of benefits for all of its associated members. Specifically for students and children, surroundings that are clean and simple serve as a...

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