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 -term master plan.
THE FWCRC IS A PROUD PARTNER OF
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.
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.