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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Janowski Elementary Earth Day Clean Up Event

Written by guest writer Shaili Shouche, Avenue Intern and incoming senior at Glenda Dawson High School.   Nature plays a crucial, yet often underestimated, role in improving children’s psychological and physical well-being. On a broader spectrum, nature can impact student learning in numerous diverse ways, as it holds significance in...

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Lower Your Property Taxes with a Homestead Exemption

A homestead exemption is one of the easiest ways for homeowners to lower their property tax bill, and the deadline to submit exemption applications is APRIL 30. What is a homestead exemption and why should I apply? Homestead exemptions are a form of tax relief. They remove/reduce part of the...

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Responding to Winter Storm Uri

When Winter Storm Uri knocked out the water and power for households across the state of Texas, the community around Northline Elementary School was especially affected. The COVID-19 pandemic had already put a strain on resources for families struggling financially, and the effects of the storm only made it worse....

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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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Avenue Food Deliveries Help Most Vulnerable

To make the greatest impact with our limited resources, we have focused our efforts on reaching the most vulnerable residents in the communities we serve: very low-income seniors and families with special needs, many who are not able to safely leave home to pick-up food or receive resources. To date,...

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