Lindale Park Celebrates 20th Annual July 4th Parade

Avenue came out strong with a decorated car, Frisbees, and lots of smiles at Lindale Park’s 20th annual July 4th parade. Mary Lawler, Berenice Yu, board members, and other staff and friends of Avenue arrived early at the corner of Eleanor and Helmer’s on a humid Thursday morning to cover...

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Movie Night at Clark Park: Moana

On July 26, Avenue offered an unforgettable experience to Northline families at Clark Park Community Center. With the help of 16 volunteers, we organized the first movie night at the community center and created a great atmosphere for the hundreds of children excited to watch the Moana film, meet her...

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Avenue Center Breaks Ground On New Community Resource Center in Houston

BBVA.com - Alejandro Ortiz In a press conference today, local nonprofit housing developer Avenue celebrated officially breaking ground on Avenue Center, a new mixed-use community resource center in Near Northside. Construction was kickstarted by a $1 million gift from the BBVA Compass Foundation, which will create opportunities for Avenue’s comprehensive homebuyer...

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Ms Betty Whitaker

Home for the Holidays: Betty Whitaker

Betty Whitaker has lived in her Kashmere Gardens home for 43 years. When Hurricane Harvey dropped heavy winds and rains over Houston, many low-income families and seniors like Ms. Whitaker were at risk of losing their homes because of late mortgage payments and costly repairs.   Avenue helped Ms. Whitaker...

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Avenue Receives $3.4M from City of Houston to Develop Avenue Center in Near Northside

Funding Milestone Advances Plans for New Community Resource Center, Construction to Begin in 2019 HOUSTON – (February 27, 2019) – Following today’s approval of $3.4 million in project funding from the City of Houston, local nonprofit affordable housing developer Avenue announces that construction will soon commence on Avenue Center, a...

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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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