EXPERIENCE HOUSTON'S FIFTH WARD COMMUNITY
Working Together to Create a Community of Choice
- A Better Place to Live, Work and Play!
A catalytic organization, Fifth Ward CRC is dedicated to the collaborative fostering of holistic community development. By providing support for real estate development, home ownership promotion and preservation and community and supportive services, the Fifth Ward CRC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Texas Corporation works with the community to shape a positive future. Organized in April of 1989 by Fifth Ward residents, business owners, ministers, educators and civic leaders, the CRC produces the Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival.
In 1989, Reverend Harvey Clemons Jr. of Pleasant Hill Ministries, one of many churches located just off Lyons Avenue, founded the Fifth Ward CRC. The CRC, now one of the leading nonprofit community-based developers in Houston, educates homebuyers, helps them navigate loan assistance programs, contracts to build new housing, manages real estate, and organizes the community around a long-term master plan.
Thank you to NeighborWorks America and Greater Houston Community Foundation for the support of our community.
A large percentage of 5th Ward and adjoining community residents were affected by Hurricane Harvey in 2017. As a leader in comprehensive redevelopment, our organization continues to work tirelessly to assist area victims. Through our partnership with the Greater Houston Community Foundation, NeighborWorks America, Partner Churches and other service providers we have supported more than 500 families devastated by the storm. In the immediate days after the hurricane, we mobilized volunteers to clear out homes and help with repairs. Currently we continue to assist victims who are still in financial distress on a case-by-case basis with both housing repair and financial assistance.
THE FWCRC IS A PROUD PARTNER OF
CONTACT THE FIFTH WARD COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
The Fifth Ward CRC is a member in strong standing of NeighborWorks America, a national organization supporting community development corporations.
As a member, Fifth Ward CRC is able to access funding as well as technical assistance to train staff and continuously improve operations to meet high standards.
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole stair case.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
Get in touch with Fifth Ward Community to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.
Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation in collaboration with Harvey Home Repair Collaborative members Houston LISC, Houston Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Together Houston, Tejano Center for Community Concerns are recipients of the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, overseen by the Greater Houston Community Foundation. More info here.