Avenue and 30+ Local Organizations Partner on Outreach Event at Hilliard Elementary School
On Saturday, September 8, Avenue will join 30+ local organizations including the Office of New Americans & Immigrant Communities to host the Northeast Community Fair, an outreach event geared towards addressing the unmet needs that exist more than a year after Hurricane Harvey. Located at Hilliard Elementary School, the family-friendly event will offer Harvey-impacted Houstonians the opportunity to connect with valuable recovery resources including Avenue’s home repair program, disaster recovery case management, tips for avoiding foreclosures and legal advice. Interpretation services will be available on-site for Spanish speaking residents in need of assistance.
In addition to recovery resources offered through organizations like Avenue, Houston Food Bank, Bread of Life, Disaster & Humanitarian Services (DHS), Lone Star Legal Aid and others, residents attending the Northeast Community Fair will also have access to free health screenings, donated food and goods, and family-friendly activities including a Kid Zone and mobile library puppet show. Attendees can also enter a raffle to win $1,000 towards roof repair from MES Roofing and Repairs.
Houston Health Department
The Office of New Americans and Immigrant Communities
Houston Food Bank
Disaster & Humanitarian Services (DHS)
Avenue 360 Health & Wellness
Bread of Life
*full list of organizations in flyer
Saturday, September 8
10:00AM to 2:00PM
Hilliard Elementary School
8115 East Houston Rd.
Houston, TX 77028
Visuals: Residents getting assess to recovery support services, distribution of donated food and goods, residents accessing free health screenings, family-friendly activities including a Kid Zone and mobile library puppet show
Interviews: Avenue representatives (English and Spanish) and Harvey-impacted families who’ve benefited from service connection through Avenue and other organizations’ outreach
Avenue’s mission is to build affordable homes and strengthen communities. The organization enhances the quality of life of working families and works to promote healthy, vibrant and economically diverse neighborhoods that are essential to Houston’s future as a world-class city. Avenue develops homes for purchase and rent 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 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 on Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBAvenueCDC and Twitter: https://twitter.com/AvenueCDC.