Avenue Center The facility is located at 3517 Irvington Blvd. in Houston’s urban core.

HOUSTON—In 2017, Near Northside was designated as one of five pilot neighborhoods for Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Complete Communities initiative, which focuses on ensuring Houston communities have the quality of life elements needed for residents to live and prosper in their own neighborhoods. These elements include adequate access to healthcare, educational resources, healthy groceries, parks and green space, quality public transit and economic opportunities. The initiative seeks to address these needed elements and includes provisions for sufficient affordable housing, which has become a growing concern across Houston, including in the Near Northside community.

Avenue, a local nonprofit dedicated to developing affordable homes, is collaborating with Legacy Community Health to bring a much-needed community health clinic to Near Northside. The facility is located at 3517 Irvington Blvd. in Houston’s urban core. The 6,200-square-foot facility, which will serve families in this traditionally low-income neighborhood, will open next year in Avenue Center, a mixed-use community resource center being developed by Avenue across from Moody Park.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.

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