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Developing Supportive Housing for At-Risk Families

New Hope Housing, a group that provides permanent, affordable and supportive single-room occupancy housing, recently broke ground on its first development designed to serve homeless and at-risk families. The development, named New Hope Housing at Reed (“NHH at Reed”), will include 187 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment units and offer supportive housing to homeless and […]

New Hope Housing at Reed - Courtesy NHHNew Hope Housing, a group that provides permanent, affordable and supportive single-room occupancy housing, recently broke ground on its first development designed to serve homeless and at-risk families. The development, named New Hope Housing at Reed ("NHH at Reed"), will include 187 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment units and offer supportive housing to homeless and at-risk families.

The plan is to serve low- to moderate-income families earning 30-60 percent of Area Median Income (AMI), which in Houston for a family of four is around $20,000 to about $41,000. This new unit will be in a park-like setting close to Star of Hope's 41-acre family development campus, called Cornerstone Community, which will provide a variety of emergency and recovery services for women and children.

We learn more from New Hope Housing’s Board Chairman Mack Fowler, and also talk with Susan Rogers, associate professor and director of the University of Houston Community Design Resource Center.

(Above: An artist’s rendering of New Hope Housing’s new Reed development. Image Courtesy: New Hope Housing.)

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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