Disaster Recovery Target Areas

In 2012, the City of Houston invited residents, businesses, and CDCs from four areas (9 Superneighborhoods) to identify “nodes of opportunity” within their communities.  This process was sparked by devastation from the 2008 Hurricane Ike that left many homes in a state of dilapidation and struggling communities in further disarray.  Four areas, Acres Homes, Independence Heights, Northside Village/Fifth Ward/Denver Harbor/Magnolia Park, and OST/South Union/Sunnyside/South Park will be receiving HUD funds ($151 million) to make home repairs and redevelop areas that will generate further investment, and ultimately move them towards a more vibrant community. Through a series of public workshops and...
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