Resources for Houston Residents

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Helpful Guides for Residents living in Houston Neighborhoods

Security and Crime

Generate historical and present crime reports by category and time period  for all of Texas. Click on a report and ensure you select “Agency”  to specify a a location.

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Sex Offender lists graded by color coded risk levels. Type in an address to search

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CrimeReports is a comprehensive online platform that provides real-time crime data, maps, and analytics for various cities, including Houston. Users can explore crime trends, incident reports, and sign up for crime alerts.

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Spot Crime:
is a website that collects and maps crime data from various sources to provide users with an overview of crime incidents in their desired location. You can explore crime trends, sign up for alerts, and access incident details.

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Neighborhood Scout: offers detailed crime statistics and analysis for neighborhoods in Houston. You can access information on crime rates, types of crimes, and compare the safety of different areas within the city.

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Environment

Get different types of information about specific locations or zip code, including Business, Economy, Income, Employment and more

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Flood maps will help you determine how much risk is attached to an area, and to determine if you need Flood Insurance

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Find out the quality of the water in your intended location, and make the necessary arrangements for alternatives like Whole house water filter 

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Learn everything about Air Quality in locations around Texas, especially if you have young children. Playing outside puts them in direct contact with the air, and I’m sure you want to be on top of that.

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Keep on top of traffic and commute, road projects and driving conditions for your area.

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Home Purchase Assistance

Learn about government housing policies and programs, as well as assistance projects.

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Non-Profit program assistance for all Texans. 

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Down payment and closing costs assistance with FHA, USDA, VA and Conventional homes

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Homeownership Across Texas (HAT) Program provides Grants to qualified homebuyers, to reduce the amount of money they pay out-of-pocket to purchase a home. This is not a Loan, so repayment is not required.

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Find out if you’re eligible for down payment assistance and how to go about applying for programs

NEW!

  • FHA loans now accepting;
    560 credit score
    10% down
    Maximum debt to income ration – 45%
  • VA loans now accepting;
  • 550 credit score
  • Zero Money down, up to $726,200 and
  • a maximum debt to income ration of 45%

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