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Houston Area Urban Community Devleopment Corporation

The Houston Area Urban League in partnership with Houston Area Urban Community Development Corporation (HAUCDC) and Bank of America will host a “Homes with Honor” Open House honoring Veterans who have purchased homes through a unique partnership.  The event will be held Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 19931 Squire Place Drive Houston, Texas 77338. The Veteran homebuyers being honored have completed the First Time Homebuyers Class of Houston Area Urban League, and purchased a property donated and rehabilitated by Houston Area Urban Community Development Corporation from Bank of America.

The Homes for Veterans program is made possible through a partnership between NCST, a national nonprofit organization helping communities to access solutions to rebuild strong and stable neighborhoods and Bank of America. The donations for the Homes for Veterans program are part of Bank of America’s commitment to make available up to 1,000 properties nationwide to nonprofits serving the needs of veterans and first responders.  HAUCDC has an extensive inventory of rehabilitated homes available for purchase by Veterans at substantially reduced cost. The after repair value of the properties range from $85,000 to $150,000.

The Open House features Veterans who have become homeowners through the program. Texas has the second-highest number of Veterans of any state in the United States and they come to Texas to take advantage of the services and benefits provided through such programs.  Upon leaving the military housing is a crucial need for Veterans and their families to stabilize and return to civilian life.

Veterans and the general public are invited to the open house.  Please RSVP by calling 713-393-8700.

ABOUT HOUSTON AREA URBAN LEAGUE

The Houston Area Urban League (HAUL), founded in 1968, is a United Way agency affiliated with the National Urban League.  Its mission is to help those in need to secure economic self-reliance, parity and civil rights.  HAUL also provides case management, housing counseling, financial education, credit enhancement, employment training, job placement and health care navigation.

ABOUT HOUSTON AREA URBAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Created in 2010 by HAUL as a separate 501©3 to develop affordable housing for low to moderate income people up to 120% of area median income.

 

Media Contact:

Vickie McBride

832-971-4313

vmcbride@haul.org

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