Congressman Al Green Attends Ribbon Cutting of The Pointe at Crestmont Apartment Homes
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Congressman Al Green Attends Ribbon Cutting of The Pointe at Crestmont Apartment Homes

(Houston, TX) – (RealEstateRama) – On Thursday, April 25, 2019, Congressman Al Green attended the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for The Pointe at Crestmont Apartment Homes:

“I am honored to salute Mayor Sylvester Turner, Houston City Council Member Dwight Boykins, the residents and leaders throughout the Crestmont community, as well as LDG Development for a job well done in reconstructing and revitalizing the apartment homes located at 5602 Selinsky Road. Working together, they have set a standard for much-needed further development of affordable housing in the Crestmont area. Their hard work and determination to create this public-private partnership – using federal community development block grant (CDBG) funds, tax increment reinvestment zone (TIRZ) funds from the City of Houston, as well as a conventional loan and other funds – are outstanding. I am a firm believer that people dwell in houses and live in neighborhoods. The previous apartment complexes located in this area were neglected by landlords and management companies, forcing tenants to survive in unlivable conditions for far too long. This is an improvement not only for this property and those who will dwell therein but also for the entire neighborhood.

“As the former Harris County Precinct 7 Place 2 Justice of the Peace, I heard lawsuits referencing the inhumane conditions and squalor that residents in the previous complexes endured. When I took the oath of office as a Member of Congress in 2005, I vowed to serve the people of the Ninth Congressional District of Texas and attempt to improve the quality of life for all Americans especially the least, the last, and the lost. It brings me joy to know that this commitment combined with the tireless efforts for affordable and fair housing projects that my colleagues and I pursue on the House Financial Services Committee have sparked hope for a bright future for this neighborhood and for the future tenants of The Pointe at Crestmont Apartment Homes.”

Source: Congressman Al Green

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On January 4, 2007 U.S. Representative Al Green took the oath of office to serve the people of Texas’ 9th Congressional District and began his second term in the United States House of Representatives. As a veteran civil rights advocate, he has dedicated his life to fighting for those in society whose voices, too often, are not heard.

Congressman Green’s chief legislative priority for the 110th Congress is creating a Federal Living Wage. As the Democratic Whip for Region 6 and one of the newest members of the Committee on Homeland Security, Green is dedicated to increasing U.S. port and border security and reducing chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats. He also serves on the Financial Services Committee where he continues his fight to eliminate insurance, housing and lender practices that have historically victimized low and moderate income communities. Additionally, Congressman Green remains committed to increasing the levels affordable housing and ensuring that every American realizes the dream of homeownership.

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Office Phone: (713) 383 9234 Ext. 111
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