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Part 6 – Affordable Housing in Houston’s Greater Third Ward

Vanessa Hodder describes owning her own home in Houston’s inner city as a dream come true. It’s a place where she feels safe and secure. In Part 6 of our series about the affordable housing program offered by the Midtown Redevelopment Authority and the Center for Civic and Public Policy Improvement, Vanessa explains how the

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An Introduction to Jaime Giraldo, Midtown Houston’s Security Coordinator

  Since the creation of the Midtown Management District (MMD), the volunteers of the Public Safety Committee have worked tirelessly to address safety concerns in Midtown Houston.  Midtown has four law enforcement agencies, private security, and one patrolling agency working as the eyes and ears of the community every day. These officers engage the community

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Small Business Saturday Spotlight: All the Feels Shop in Midtown Houston

Every year since 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. We know that small businesses need our support now more than ever as they navigate, retool, and pivot from the effects of the pandemic. One local shop in Midtown Houston shared their story of opening

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How Can I Qualify to Buy an Affordable Home?

  From the beginning, Midtown Redevelopment Authority (MRA) and Center for Civic & Public Policy Improvement (CCPPI) have been committed to making the dream of an affordable, safe, well-constructed home possible for Houstonians who have difficulty making this a reality. There is a desire for these homes to go to long-time residents, so the rich

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Getting Around with Ease in Midtown Houston: Updates on the Caroline Street Reconstruction Project

(Caroline Street Reconstruction Project in Progress) Imagine a roadway designed for the safety and convenience of pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists alike. Then add in some beautiful aesthetics. What you’ll wind up with is the new Caroline Street. The roadway heavily used by people traveling to Houston Community College by foot, bicycle, or car is getting

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Part 3: Affordable Housing in Houston’s Greater Third Ward

The path to homeownership is different for everyone. In Part 3 of our video series on the unique affordable housing program being coordinated by the Midtown Redevelopment Authority and the Center for Civic and Public Policy Improvement, we hear from a former prison inmate who turned his life around and became a proud homeowner in

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Celebrate These Hispanic-Owned Businesses in Midtown Houston Year-Round

(photo via Gloria’s on Facebook) As Hispanic Heritage Month comes to an end, we want to remind you to celebrate minority-owned businesses year-round. Midtown Houston has a number of exceptional restaurants, retail stores, and professional services owned and operated by Hispanic individuals. We want to draw your attention to these hidden gems and local favorites. 

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Safer Commuting and Stunning Surroundings Headed to Caroline Street in Midtown Houston

(rendering by Design Workshop)   Caroline Street in Midtown Houston provides connectivity for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists traveling between the Central Business District and Houston Community College- Central Campus. With this in mind, the Midtown Redevelopment Authority (MRA) designed the Caroline Street Reconstruction Project to create a vibrant corridor that balances the needs of transportation,

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Part 1: Affordable Housing in Houston’s Greater Third Ward

Empty lots are being turned into affordable housing in Houston’s Greater Third Ward area. In part one of our video series on this unique program being coordinated by the Midtown Redevelopment Authority and the Center for Civic and Public Policy Improvement, we take a look at how the program got started. Midtown Redevelopment Authority: midtownhouston.com/affordable-housing

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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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