Housing and Community Development Department

Press Release

City of Houston and New Hope Housing Celebrated the Grand Opening of a New Apartment Home Community in Southwest Houston

October 12, 2023 -- Houston, Texas -- City of Houston officials and longtime partner New Hope Housing celebrated the grand opening and ribbon cutting of New Hope Housing Savoy at 6315 Savoy Drive in southwest Houston earlier today.

The newly constructed community adds 120 apartment homes for families and individuals at or below 60% of the area median income, including 13 units dedicated to serving women and children fleeing domestic violence.

“New Hope Housing Savoy is not just a place to live; it is a community that fosters growth, support, and stability,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “With its commitment to sustainability, dedication to serving vulnerable populations, and its prime location in the heart of Sharpstown, this development truly represents a new hope for those seeking a brighter future.”

Each apartment home features a full kitchen with granite countertops, quality cabinetry, and a washer and dryer. The property features several amenities, including a community dining space, a library, an outdoor playground, and an array of support services such as healthcare, education, and community engagement for all ages at no cost to tenants.

“Similar to the City's approach, New Hope Housing adopts a comprehensive strategy that goes beyond mere housing,” said Director Keith Bynam, Housing and Community Development (HCD). “It strives to connect residents with crucial resources and referral services, guaranteeing access to healthcare, employment prospects, and other vital support systems. The provision of these services at no cost to residents underscores the belief that everyone deserves access to the necessary support to flourish, irrespective of their financial circumstances.”

The LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and National Green Building Standard development is situated on 3.9 acres in Council District J and contributes to the city’s resiliency and long-term recovery efforts post-Harvey.

The City of Houston contributed $13.2 million in Disaster Recovery (DR-17) Harvey relief funds for the acquisition and construction costs of this $33 million development.

DR17 funds are awarded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development through the Texas General Land Office to provide affordable rental units for low-to-moderate-income households within the city of Houston boundaries that were directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The funds are administered by Houston’s Harvey Multifamily Program.

New Hope is the leading supportive housing provider in the state of Texas. With the addition of Savoy, New Hope has eleven (11) properties in operation, serving more than 13,000 adults and children in need.

New Hope Housing Ribbon Cutting

The City of Houston Housing and Community Development (HCD) department makes long-term investments to improve the lives of Houston residents by creating opportunities for every Houstonian to have a home they can afford in a community where they can thrive. Our department will invest approximately $450 million in federal, state, and local funds this fiscal year to construct and maintain affordable homes, reduce barriers to homeownership, support the work of social service providers, build public amenities, and facilitate disaster recovery efforts. Learn more about programs and resources for Houstonians at http://houstontx.gov/housing.