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In 2015, AVENUE was invited to bring their community building and engagement strategy to the neighborhood. With initial support from NeighborWorks America and then the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation, they have worked with more than 1,500 residents and 65 institutional partners to create a Neighborhood Health Equity Plan.’ This plan guides Northline efforts into the future to help resident leaders build a strong, safe, supportive, and connected community. In 2020 Norhtline became a Comprehensive GO Neighborhood which will focus on the implementation of the neighborhood plan and the expansion of this efforts.

GO Coordinator Contact Information
Claudia Sanchez, Avenue CDC
Claudia Sanchez claudias@avenuecdc.org

GO Neighborhoods
IMPACT

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