Avenue is honored to receive local and national recognition for our work and innovative programming.


  • Houston-Galveston Area Council Parks and Natural Areas Award: On-the-Ground Project Under $500k (Fulton Monarch Butterfly Pocket Park) - awarded to Greater Northside Management District


  • Houston Texans Campeón de la Comunidad Award (Maria Aguirre)
  • NeighborWorks America Dorothy Richardson Award (Vanesa Medrano), Member Organization


  • Urban Land Institute Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award (Avenue Place/Avenue Terrace)
  • Our Great Region - The Excellence Award
  • Houston Business Journal's Most Admired CEO (Mary Lawler)


  • American Planning Association’s (APA) National Planning Excellence Award for Advancing Diversity & Social Change in Honor of Paul Davidoff for the 2015 Near Northside Quality of Life Agreement (QLA) (with Community Design Resource Center at the University of Houston)
  • Certificate of Congressional Recognition for Sabor del Northside Community Festival
  • Houston Business Journal’s Best Places to Work
  • Keep Houston Beautiful Certificate of Recognition for Rebuilding Northside Together


  • Exemplary rating from NeighborWorks® America based on a rigorous review of our financial, programmatic and organizational operations (multiple years); selected for inclusion in The NeighborWorks Book, a showcase of innovative solutions in affordable housing and community development from across the nation


  • Certificate of Congressional Recognition for Avenue Place Park and Trail


  • Keep Houston Beautiful Certificate of Recognition for Rebuilding Northside Together
  • CORE (Community Organizing Recognition of Excellence) Award from LISC Houston for GO Neighborhoods Northside
  • Best New Partner Award from Rebuilding Together Houston for Rebuilding Northside Together


  • Urban Land Institute of Houston Development of Distinction Award Finalist (Non-Profit Category) for Our Fulton Gardens Development
  • Keep Houston Beautiful Proud Partner Award


  • Excellence Award for Advocacy (Non-Profit Organization) from the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals


  • Regional Energy Star Award for Excellence in Energy Efficient Affordable Housing from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development


  • Historic Rehabilitation Award for the Elder Street Artist Lofts (Old Jefferson Davis Hospital) from Preservation Texas


  • Good Brick Award from the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance for renovation of the Old Jefferson Davis Hospital
  • Outstanding Service Award from the Mayor’s Anti Gang Office Northside Village Weed and Seed


  • Good Brick Award for the Summer Street project, a restoration of nine historic homes


  • Citation of Honor from American Institute of Architects (AIA) Houston chapter
  • Citation of Honor from Texas Society of Architects
  • Honorable Mention for Fannie Mae Foundation’s Maxwell Award of Excellence for Washington Courtyards


  • Honorable Mention for the Appraisal Institute’s Award for Community Enhancement for Washington Courtyards


  • Good Brick Award for our Move Home Program
  • Certificate of Congressional Recognition on the Grand Opening Celebration of Washington Courtyards
  • Best Non Profit from the Houston Press