|May 11-12 event will provide help for hundreds of potential homebuyers in Houston and May 17 workshop will help mortgage customers facing financial hardships|
WHAT: Houston Mayor Annise Parker and NeighborWorks America affiliate Avenue CDC Executive Director Mary Lawler will join Wells Fargo Greater Houston Regional President Glenn Godkin in a press conference to announce the NeighborhoodLIFTSM program in Houston. The effort in Houston includes $9 million in grants and home buyer support from Wells Fargo, along with a five-year mortgage purchase lending goal of $3 billion.
The Houston NeighborhoodLIFT effort will start with a two-day homebuyer event on May 11-12 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. There, Houston prospective homebuyers will have the opportunity to see if they qualify for up to $15,000 in down payment assistance grants. Prospective home buyers attending the NeighborhoodLIFTSM event will also be able to get pre-qualified for a mortgage, schedule home buyer education sessions and participate in tours of selected residential properties that are available for sale in the city of Houston.
This program, Wells Fargo’s largest corporate philanthropic effort of its kind, will be held in collaboration with the City of Houston and NeighborWorks® America’s local charter member Avenue CDC. Prospective homebuyers can register to attend the event at www.neighborhoodlift.com or call 866-858-2151.
Wells Fargo’s ‘Home Preservation Workshop,’ a signature city-by-city effort focused on helping homeowners avoid foreclosure, will return to Houston for a second time; 5,000 Houston-area mortgage customers invited to Home Preservation Workshop is also set for May 17 at the Reliant Center.
WHEN: May 1, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
WHERE: 4301 Cetti St. Houston, Texas 77009, Avenue Place neighborhood
**See directions below.
MEDIA: Wells Fargo: Contact Helen Bow at 281-650-2714 or firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Houston: Contact Janice Evans at 713-376-0525 or email@example.com
Avenue CDC: Contact Mary Lawler at 832-594-8419 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions to the Houston NeighborhoodLIFT Program Press Conference:
4301 Cetti St., Houston, TX, 77009 is in the Avenue Place neighborhood. This neighborhood includes only seven homes now so it may not appear on your GPS. From downtown, you can take I-45 N. Exit 50-B toward Cavalcade St. Take a Right on Cavalcade and turn Right on Cetti St. The neighborhood is on the Right. The house where the press conference is being hosted is the yellow one on the Right.
OR You can enter 4004 Irvington, which is an apartment complex Avenue CDC built, into your GPS or Mapquest site. After the apartment complex at 4004 Irvington, take a Right and the neighborhood (Avenue Place) is on the Right. The house where the press conference is being hosted is the yellow one on the Right.