Community comes together to repair and renovate local homes in Northside

Over 500 volunteers, along with Avenue Community Development Corporation (Avenue CDC) and Rebuilding Together Houston, are joining forces to repair 15 homes located in the Northside of Houston. The third annual Rebuilding Northside Together provides services to homes of low-income and disabled residents, veterans and seniors.

The initiative helps to revitalize the Northside while improving the quality of life for community members. Based on the repair needs of residents assessed by Rebuilding Together Houston, the volunteers and local organizations will work on exterior beautification and repairs such as replacing siding, painting, landscaping, repairing fences and other projects aimed at updating the home. Rebuilding Northside Together is generously supported by donations from Bank of America, Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation (TSAHC), Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and NeighborWorks America. The event aims to make homes safe and healthy for residents and the broader community.

This year, volunteer teams are sponsored by: Wesley Community Center, Covenant Baptist Church, M.D. Anderson Family YMCA, SER- Jobs for Progress, YES Prep Northside, UHD Scholars Academy, UHD Black Student Association, Angelica Vasquez State Farm and the Leonel Community Center (Neighborhood Centers Inc.), Bank of America, St. Charles Borromeo, AARP, UHD Omega Delta Phi fraternity and Hope City Church.

“The Northside has a rich history and a bright future. We are thrilled that Rebuilding Together Houston, along with over 500 volunteers from throughout the city will join us in helping to restore homes in this diverse neighborhood,” states Executive Director of Avenue CDC, Mary Lawler. “Preservation projects like Rebuilding Northside Together help to improve the quality of life for residents in the Northside as well as Houston as a whole.”

Avenue CDC is a non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing communities and improving the quality of life for low-income residents. For more information about Avenue CDC and their mission, visit Similarly, Rebuilding Together Houston restores hope and revitalizes
neighborhoods by repairing homes at no cost for low-income elderly and veteran homeowners.

About Avenue CDC

Avenue CDC’s mission is to build affordable homes and strengthen communities. The organization enhances the quality of life of working families and works to promote Houston’s future as a world-class city of healthy, vibrant and economically diverse neighborhoods. Avenue CDC develops homes for purchase and rental as well as provides homebuyer education and counseling to help working families buy and maintain their own homes. They promote economic development and offer supportive services such as computer labs, after-school programs, and nutrition, fitness, and financial literacy classes that enrich the lives of the individuals and families they serve. Avenue CDC is a member of the nationwide NeighborWorks® Network of more than 245 community development organizations working in nearly 4,358 urban, suburban and rural communities across America. Connect with Avenue CDC on Facebook: and Twitter: and Rebuilding Together Houston on Facebook: and Twitter:

About Rebuilding Together Houston

Repairing homes and restoring hope, Rebuilding Together Houston impacts the lives of hundreds of families each year through home repair and community revitalization. Since 1982, Rebuilding Together Houston has provided no cost, home repair and renovation programs for low income elderly, veterans, and disabled homeowners. Rebuilding Together Houston helps to create safer and healthier communities while making it possible for individuals to live in their own homes independently and for longer periods of time. With over 120,000 volunteers and 285,000 volunteer days of service, Rebuilding Together Houston has been able to nearly double the value of services provided to local homeowners and has invested over $100 million in affordable housing with a market value of nearly $400 million.

HOUSTON, February 18, 2016

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