Near Northside Summit Shines Light on Health Equity

The discussion of health equity is becoming a common conversation in the Near Northside Community. Community partners understand the importance of what it means to be healthy and how an unhealthy environment can impact lives. Avenue and LISC co-hosted a five hour Health Summit at Leonel Castillo Community Center. The Summit...

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Houston Affordable Housing Developer Unveils Plans for Mixed-Use Community Center in Near Northside

Houston Affordable Housing Developer Unveils Plans for Mixed-Use Community Center in Near Northside Avenue Advances Plans for Avenue Center, a 30,500SF Community Resource Hub, With Milestone $2.6 Million Gift HOUSTON – (January 7, 2019) – Avenue, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to building affordable homes and strengthening communities, unveiled plans...

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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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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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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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