Northline Students Help Beautify Their Community

The principal at Burbank Middle School is always working hard to provide a great experience for the children in the community. Several months ago he met with Avenue and brought up the fact that the utility box in front of the school was constantly getting tagged with graffiti. He told...

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Christine’s Story

  Christine Gibson is one of thousands of Houstonians that were impacted and displaced by Hurricane Harvey. This is her remarkable story of resilience and recovery with the help of Avenue's home repair program.  

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Hurricane Harvey: One Year Later

In the twelve months since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Houston, Avenue has evolved and grown to meet the need for disaster recovery assistance in underserved communities. With the addition of the Avenue Housing Recovery Center and an expanded home repair program, we geared up to take on the task...

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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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