Since 2015, the Northline community has worked together to create and implement a Health Equity Plan where neighbors gathered to work on projects related to health, safety and education. As a result of this organizing effort, Houston LISC adopted the Northline community as a Great Opportunities neighborhood to engage in deeper, longer-term organizing and planning effort to make the Northline neighborhood an even better place to live, work, learn, do business, and raise a family.

GO-Neighborhoods is partnering with Avenue as the convening agency and with the existing Northline Leadership Team to begin the Quality of Life Agreement (QLA) planning process.

GO Coordinator Contact Information
Claudia Sanchez, Avenue CDC
Claudia Sanchez

GO Neighborhoods

This is Northline’s first year as a Comprehensive level GO Neighborhood.

Avenue received a $100,000 grant from Wells Fargo Foundation to help Northline Neighborhood preserve its history and culture. The Northline Health Equity Plan outlines the shared vision and plans of neighbors and community partners throughout the Northline area of Houston. The planning process was facilitated by Avenue based on the thriving community engagement model used in the Near Northside through GO Neighborhoods since 2009. A year of intensive collaboration, dialogue, and reflection resulted in a five-year comprehensive plan. Northline will build on this process for its GO Quality of Life Agreement.

Convening Agency

Neighborhood Recovery Community Development Corporation

Avenue is a builder of homes and a builder of communities in Houston, Texas. We make smart investments in people and places that promote vibrant, inclusive neighborhoods and strengthen our city. They believe in the power of place.

Using a place-based approach, AVENUE works directly with residents to identify needs, develop consensus on a vision for the future, and create action plans to get there. They build affordable housing, provide education and counseling to help families build wealth, and support communities in achieving the goals they set for themselves, in education, infrastructure, public safety, health, and more