We improve many of our neighborhoods by clearing existing infill lots to build new homes and provide homeownership opportunities to qualified low to moderate income families desiring to live in underserved communities primarily in northeast Houston.
We have homesites available for new home construction in the Houston HOPE Program. We also have homes in inventory, new and renovated, prices starting at $56,500 and up to $149,000. Estimated monthly payments (PITI) from $375 (PITI) to $965.*
SECURING OUR CITIZENS (SOC)
We provide, at no cost, existing home rehab/rebuild services for extremely low to low-moderate income homeowners to stabilize existing housing stock and retain homeownership particularly for the elderly and disabled and/or those affected by various disasters.
FREE OR LOW COSTS HOMEBUYER EDUCATION/HOMEOWNERSHIP TRAINING
Homebuyer workshops are offered to educate and train families in how to purchase a home and offers various homeownership skills post purchase home maintainence, budgeting, and financial literacy and default prevention strategies.
ON THE MOVE – HOUSE MOVING
A special project in partnership with private and public developers/land owners to recycle existing homes needing to be relocated due to highway expansions, public facility expansions, commercial project development, etc. Homes donated to GHDI are relocated to under-served communities, substantially rehabilitated, and sold at an affordable price or placed in a lease-to-purchase program for qualified low income families.
NEIGHBORHOOD WORKFORCE/BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT TRAINING
In an effort to sustain affordable homeownership, neighborhood workforce and business development opportunities are promoted through local events e.g. Census 2010 applicant training, personal skills development, business plan development, etc. Upcoming employment and small business seminars include several job fairs and career workshops; small business financing, insurance, marketing; ebusiness and international strategy development .
NORTHEAST ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ASSOCIATION
As lead sponsor, GHDI has provided education and technical assistance opportunities related to environmental issues negatively affecting the health and safety of northeast Houston and other low-income communities, included but not limited to, local landfills, concrete batching plants, Brownfield Redevelopment, transfer stations, etc. In partnership with Allied Waste/Republic Waste and TSU Environmental Law Center, we successfully negotiated an agreement to close two (2) environmentally unsafe 30+ year old landfills, McCarty Road and Whispering Pines Landfills, in the next 10 years, etc.
NORTHEAST EDUCATION FIRST (NEEF)
Community school reform initiative in collaboration with local Super Neighborhoods in northeast Houston, community leaders, churches, businesses, etc., NEEF has worked to create standards for excellence and advocated for the reformation of the former North Forest ISD, HISD's north region schools, and local charter schools. NEEF's primary objective is to contribute to the stabilization and significant growth of northeast Houston via major improvements in the local school systems.
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