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
Home Ownership Promotion and Preservation
Community Building and Engagement
Take a look at a few of our highlighted community events, news, and features.
FWCRC IN THE NEWS:
Soaring property taxes make preserving affordable housing tougher. Fifth Ward is trying to combat that.
When a block of 600-square-foot homes were built behind the DeLuxe Theater on Lyons Avenue, the thoroughfare was the cultural and commercial center of Fifth Ward, a thriving business district where more than 40-Black-owned businesses sold everything from groceries to shoes.
FWCRC IN THE NEWS:
The Fifth Ward community is celebrating its 10th Annual Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival on Saturday. Just don't expect any jousting tournaments or medieval getups — instead, visitors can watch a helicopter drop 50,000 plastic, treat-filled Easter eggs to gaggles of screaming children.
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase."
- Martin Luther King Jr.
“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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