What Have We Accomplished?
NRCDC is a Houston-based CDC operating primarily in South Central Houston and serving Third Ward since 1990. Our most significant achievements are:
OST Corridor Investment Strategy – NRCDC completed a collaborative
-integrated investment strategy for the OST Corridor, identifying five high-impact sites, valued at approximately $125,000,000.
Nubia Square – NRCDC owns this 192-unit apartment complex located at 3711 Southmore, which averages 95% occupancy and transitions an average of 10 families per year from rental to homeownership.
Renaissance Center – Created and developed a 100,000 square-foot grocery-anchored retail center, the first of its type inTexas developed by a community-based organization. Economic impact estimated at $40,000,000 annually. NRCDC sold the Renaissance Center.
Money, Health and Wealth Classes – Provides financial literacy, homebuyer counseling, homeowner training and foreclosure prevention services at Nubia Square to more than 100 families.
Computer Learning and Technology Center – Owns and operates the Center, with computer training offered to the community averaging 2,500 usages annually.
Disaster Relief – Provided social and financial assistance to approximately 5,000 disaster survivors.
Affordable Housing Program – Operates an affordable housing program for low and moderate income families by constructing new, energy-efficient single-family homes with innovative floor plans designed to build stronger family ties; rehabilitating existing homes; and introducing workforce housing. NRCDC will also develop low-density, multi-family housing appropriate to neighborhoods, and may offer LEED certification for future homes.
GO Neighborhood – Convening agency for the OST / South Union GO Neighborhood, working with a collaborative of eleven civic clubs, residents, businesses, community leaders, and other stakeholders in an effort to transform the built and civic environment, while also building the leadership capacity of residents to serve and build the community’s assets.
Community Loan Center of Greater Houston – NRCDC is working in a statewide collaborative providing an alternative to payday and title loan products extremely prevalent in the community. These businesses sap the wealth and health from the community. The collaboration encourages financial literacy and education, while also promoting choices that are healthy for families and communities.