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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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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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Midtown District Wins World Landscape Architecture (WLA) Professional Merit Award for Design Excellence

  Since efforts to transform Midtown Houston’s green spaces, housing, and walkability began over 10 years ago, the District has become a top destination, known for its beautiful updated parks, public art pieces, and continually developing transport options. After years of thoughtful growth and development, the global design community has taken notice.  Added to its

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Houston’s Third Ward, a Tale of Then and Now

Sit down for a cup of coffee and conversation with Algenita Scott Davis and you will learn a lot about the rich history of Houston’s Third Ward. You will also hear her strong confidence about the neighborhood’s future.   Davis is the housing program manager for the Center for Civic and Public Policy Improvement, a nonprofit

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Midtown Park Named Finalist for the Urban Land Institute’s Americas Awards for Excellence

  After being awarded the 2020 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Houston Development of Distinction Award and The People’s Choice Award, Midtown Park is now receiving international recognition. Earlier this month, ULI announced that Midtown Park is a finalist for the Americas Awards for Excellence among 22 other exceptional developments across North America.  This ULI competition

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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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La Calle Tacos in Bagby Park to Feature Live Entertainment and Enhanced Amenities for Day and Night Dining

(photo courtesy of La Calle Tacos) This summer, visitors of Bagby Park in Midtown Houston will experience outdoor entertainment and savory Mexican-style bites against a lush green backdrop. La Calle Tacos is set to open this summer after revisiting the original concept and shifting to focus on developing a world-class outdoor dining experience. “We hoped

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New Data Shows Midtown Houston’s Population has More than Doubled over the Past 20 Years

  In the past two decades, Midtown Houston has evolved into a bustling community that combines the perfect blend of modern, center-city living with an abundance of arts and cultural offerings. Young professionals and families value the proximity to convenient transportation and nearby parks, and new data shows just how much the area is continuing

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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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New restaurant coming to Bagby Park: La Calle Tacos to open in Spring of 2021

(Photo via La Calle Tacos Facebook page) La Calle Tacos is officially coming to Midtown Houston. This is the second Houston location for the fast-casual concept specializing in food from Mexico City. The menu at La Calle is simple: Mexican-style tacos with corn tortillas or American-style tacos with flour tortillas and sides of Mexican street

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