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Homeownership is within reach even if there are credit issues

  There is a sense of pride and satisfaction that comes from walking through the front door of your own home for the first time. Getting to that point, however, can often be confusing, complicated and scary. This is especially true for first-time homebuyers with credit blemishes, low credit scores or other life challenges. A

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Midtown Redefines How Affordable Housing Needs are Met

(photo by Cole Klein Builders)   Midtown Redevelopment Authority (MRA) and the Center for Civic and Public Policy Improvement (CCPPI) are setting a new standard in Houston for economic, community and housing development with their 100 Homes Initiative in the OST/South Union Center neighborhood. For years, the approach to affordable housing has been to scatter homes

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One Emancipation Center: A Place to Gather, Do Business and Develop Affordable Housing

(view from One Emancipation Center) One Emancipation Center will soon open, serving as a hub for affordable housing initiatives, office space, and community gatherings. Located in the heart of Third Ward, across the street from Emancipation Park, it’s more than a new building; it is a symbol of rebirth for the neighborhood. “People are very

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500 Affordable Homes Built, 500 More Planned in Central Houston

(photo by Cole Klein Builders) Imagine new single-family homes with price tags below $200,000 and senior housing with rent as low as $300 a month plus on-site access to health care. Then add in some affordable townhomes, duplexes, and apartments within walking distance of public transportation and nearby jobs. If you think this sounds like

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Midtown Houston Helps To Support Senior Living Affordable Housing

(photo courtesy of The Montrose Center) As a continuation of our affordable housing initiatives, Midtown Houston has advanced its effort to work in partnership with community-based entities to produce affordable housing. More specifically, Midtown Redevelopment Authority (MRA) supported the production of an affordable housing senior living project, the Law Harrington Senior Living Center located in

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Midtown Develops Affordable Housing in Southeast Houston & Third Ward

(photo courtesy of  Cole Klein Builders) There is a trend in the lack of affordability in urban areas and in particular in the inner cities of places like Houston, Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia. In major cities across the country, home ownership and rental costs have escalated substantially, driving people to the suburbs or outside

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Advancing Affordable Housing & Creating Stronger Communities

  As a continuation of our affordable housing initiatives, CCPPI, Midtown Houston’s affordable housing partner, has secured developer agreements to produce more than 130 new affordable homes, including 43 single family homes in Palmetto (OST/South Union), 70 homes in the Martin Luther King area, and an additional 24 homes in Third Ward.   The strategies we

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Midtown Addresses Houston Affordable Housing Crisis

  Every day, affordable housing threatens the stability, growth and vitality of families in communities surrounding Midtown Houston and throughout the city. Recognizing this issue is not the same as addressing it.  The Midtown Redevelopment Authority (MRA) and Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 2 (TIRZ) are parallel organizations that use incremental taxes generated in Midtown

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