Houston Celebrates National Homeownership Month with a Parade of Affordable Homes

Houston, TX – June 2, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — National Homeownership Month is observed each June to highlight the vital role homeownership plays in improving lives, creating economic opportunities and strengthening America’s neighborhoods.

In celebration of National Homeownership Month, Houston HOPE – a City of Houston initiative promoting neighborhood reinvestment through revitalization, homeownership and infrastructure investments – is hosting a Parade of Homes and numerous homeownership workshops.

The Houston Hope Parade of Homes will feature over 35 affordable homes ready for quick move-in. Home prices range from $90,000 – $160,000, and qualified buyers may receive up to $30,000 in down payment assistance. The Parade of Homes will take place on:

Saturday, June 4 11am – 5pm

Sunday, June 5 12pm – 4pm

Saturday, June 11 11am – 5pm

Sunday, June 12 12pm – 4pm

These Houston HOPE homes are located in some of Houston’s most historic neighborhoods within close proximity to major thoroughfares, employers and activity centers. Visit the Houston HOPE website at www.houstonhopehomes.org to view a complete list of the homes and neighborhoods featured in this year’s Parade of Homes.

In addition, the City’s Housing and Community Development Department and Houston HOPE staff will be speaking at the following homeownership events during June:

Saturday, June 4
Fifth Ward CRC – Homeownership Class
3300 Lyons Avenue, Houston TX 77020,
10am – 11am

Saturday, June 4
Catholic Charities – Homeownership Class
2900 Louisiana Street, Houston 77006
11:30am – 12:30pm

Tuesday, June 21
Mt. Canaan Baptist Church Summer Festival and Fair
6001 Selinsky Road, Houston, TX 77048
2pm – 6pm

Saturday, June 25
Gulf Coast Community Services Association, Inc. – Homeownership Fair, 9320 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77054
9:30am – 2:30pm

About The City of Houston’s Houaing and Community Development Department
The City of Houston Housing and Commnity Development Department is dedicated to providing the guidance and financing necessary to make quality, affordable housing happen in Houston. The Departmnet is the City’s leader on community development issues with the goal of improving Houston’s neighborhoods and the lives of the citizens that call them home.

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