Congressman Al Green's Statement on the Grand Opening of New Hope Housing Residential Community at Reed Road

Sep 20, 2018 Issues: Housing

(Houston, TX) Congressman Al Green made the following statement regarding the grand opening of the New HopeHousing facility at Reed Road in the Ninth Congressional District:

“The Ninth Congressional District of Texas is proud to welcome the eighth residential community of New Hope Housing at Reed Road and all of its future residents to our district.  I am proud to know that this project was funded by $11.3 million in federal housing tax credits, $10.1 million in HOME funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as several millions of dollars in state and charitable contributions. I am sure the residents will enjoy all the services and amenities this location offers, including emergency services for women and children, transitional housing, job training, mental health counseling, a community center, a chapel, beautifully landscaped gardens, and a park.   I applaud the leadership of New Hope Housing as well as all staff and partners who contributed to the opening of the Reed location.

“In 1993, the People of Christ Church Cathedral-Episcopal took on a notable cause to serve some of the most vulnerable communities in Houston. Twenty-five years later, what started as one congregation’s charitable initiative has developed into eight residential communities across the City of Houston that provide affordable housing, supportive services, and tools to rebuild lives. New Hope Housing is working to eradicate the epidemic of homelessness that plagues this country.”