Housing and Community Development Department

Press Release

Houston HOPE Celebrates National Homeownership Month
City to host Parade of Homes – featuring over 35 quality, affordable homes
for sale in historic neighborhoods throughout Houston

June 2, 2011 -- 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 downpayment 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 TX 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