Supporting Homeowners with LIFT Downpayment Assistance

Avenue has completed the Neighborhood LIFT program, which began in March, 2019. LIFT is a unique down payment assistance program for first-time homebuyers funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and administered nationally by NeighborWorks America.  The program selects different markets around the country for a one-time pot of funds to...

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Celebrating Black Leaders in Community Development

In celebration of Black History Month, we wanted to highlight two influential Black leaders who have played an important role in Avenue’s history and inspire the work we continue to do in the housing and community development space. Dorothy Richardson is a name that is familiar to a lot of...

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Finding Community at Avenue Station

Before finding Avenue Station, an affordable apartment community in Houston's Near Northside, Paola Martinez and her three children lived in cramped, substandard housing where they shared a single bedroom for more than a year. She did not feel safe in that area of town and worried about how their living...

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How to Talk to Your Landlord

Many people are struggling to pay their full rent on time right now. If you are unsure how you will make rent for the next month, talk to your landlord! Across the City, many landlords are making agreements with their tenants to reduce or waive costs. Often, they want to...

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Avenue Building Community – Spring 2020

Special thank you and kudos to the volunteers from Texas Capital Bank and Wells Fargo who came together to help out our neighbors in need on February 29. This group of super-volunteers made safety improvements to and beautified the homes of two Northside seniors as part of Avenue Building Community,...

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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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