What the heck is a NOAH?

Avenue has embarked on an initiative to save NOAH in Houston. So what exactly is a NOAH? Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing (NOAH) comes in the form of unregulated, privately-owned apartments that are at risk of rapidly escalating rent or redevelopment. These properties are often home to people with disabilities, seniors,...

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Building Language Justice

In March, Avenue and Tecolotl Collective hosted a Building Language Justice workshop with 17 community members in attendance. The workshop gained consensus around the importance and necessity of having multilingual community spaces and how to create them. During the workshop, we launched the Interpreting for Justice Training Fellowship which is...

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COVID Vaccination Efforts Wind Down

As we move into spring, our COVID vaccine work in partnership with Houston in Action is winding down. Avenue coordinated vaccines for more than 1,100 residents at 17 partner sites since August 2021. Vaccine events were strategically organized with local schools and churches to provide equitable access to residents and the...

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Celebrating Mary Lawler and 25 Years of Leadership

Mary Lawyer joined Avenue in 1996 to serve as executive director and lead the organization to become the powerhouse non-profit organization that today contributes greatly to Houston’s urban core. We were proud to honor Mary’s 25 years of leadership in affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization in Houston with a matching...

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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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