Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation
Fifth Ward CRC catalyzes resources to build and preserve an inclusive 5th Ward Community by developing places and opportunities to live, work and play.
Programs at a Glance
Real Estate
Home Ownership Promotion and Preservation
Community Building and Engagement
Latest Happenings
Take a look at a few of our highlighted community events, news, and features.
For nearly 30 years, Kathy Payton has been serving the citizens of Houston, Texas, by making the sometimes enormous challenge of homeownership an attainable goal for people who probably thought otherwise. And in a city like Houston that can be daunting for many due to its sheer size, Payton has been able to carve out a path that has led to a revitalization in a vital community.
The short documentary on 5th Ward called Memory Builds the Monument had a world premiere at the #SXSW film festival. Our CEO & President, Kathy Flanagan Payton and Director of Arts & Culture, Harrison Guy, along with film director and IYO Productions owner, Isaac Yowman, spoke to KG Smooth of Majic 102.1 about the importance of this film and what it means to the people of #5thWard.
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase."
- Martin Luther King Jr.
Our Mission
“Fifth Ward CRC catalyzes resources to build and preserve an inclusive 5th Ward Community by developing places and opportunities to live, work and play.”
Fifth Ward CRC brings together partners and financial resources to focus on the redevelopment of 5th Ward. By providing housing, art, cultural opportunities, community parks, and more, we are expanding opportunities for economic growth.
Affiliations and Partnerships
Fifth Ward CRC is a proud partner of NeighborWorks America, a national organization supporting community development corporations through access to funding, technical assistance to train staff, and resources to continuously improve operational standards.
GO Neighborhoods is a collaborative and inclusive effort focused on maximizing the strength of a community and its residents to create effective partnerships and engage in creative problem solving.
The 5th Ward Chamber of Commerce is essential to the revitalization of the 5th Ward Business Community, serving as a liaison for existing businesses and incoming enterprises. The Chamber's positioning in Central Houston creates unique opportunities for members to grow their businesses and professional networks. We assist our members with community outreach, creating visibility for their businesses while stimulating the local economy.
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About Fifth Ward CRC
Fifth Ward CRC provides comprehensive community revitalization to Houston’s historic 5th Ward to meet the needs of both long standing and new residents as well as community stakeholders. Our primary goal is to improve the quality of life for all residents in our traditionally underserved community.
Contact Us
Address: 4300 Lyons Ave #300
Houston, TX 77020, USA
Office Hours: M-Th 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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