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Mayor Turner Kicks Off Campaign To Repair 100 Homes In Houston’s Second Ward

Rebuilding Together Houston seeks to raise $2.5 million for the effort over the next three to five years.

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The Telez family’s home on Edgewood St. is currently under repair as part of Rebuilding Together Houston’s Second Ward project.


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Low-income homeowners in Houston's Second Ward will soon get some help with repairs. A public-private partnership has kicked off a fundraising campaign to rebuild one of Houston's oldest neighborhoods.

Rebuilding Together Houston aims to raise $2.5 million to repair up to 100 homes in the Second Ward over the next three to five years. The effort is part of Mayor Sylvester Turner's Complete Communities Initiative.

"What I would say, if you're in a situation at home and you can't afford the repairs, I would say call. I would not say to you to eliminate yourself,” he said. “Contact them, because they really want to help, especially if you're senior citizens, veterans and people with disabilities.”

More than a dozen companies are involved in the effort. In addition to financial donations, the campaign is seeking volunteer labor and donations of building materials.

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Andrew Schneider

Andrew Schneider

Politics and Government Reporter

Andrew heads Houston Public Media's coverage of national, state, and local elections. He also reports on major policy issues before the Texas Legislature and county and city governments across Greater Houston. Before taking up his current post, Andrew spent five years as Houston Public Media's business reporter, covering the oil...

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