In collaboration with the Fifth Ward Redevelopment Authority, East River will serve as a new gateway enriching the lives of an already deeply historic and proud community.
On December 10, 2020, the first comprehensive community benefits agreement in the City of Houston was executed between KBRN, LP, East River Property Owners Association, and the Fifth Ward Redevelopment Authority. The CBA provided for certain goals related to affordable housing, employment, business opportunities, community investment and other benefits to the Fifth Ward community.
The Community Advisory Council (CAC) helps provide feedback to KBRN on community needs on behalf of the Fifth Ward residents and business owners. Per the CBA, the CAC must include: one member from KBRN, East River Property Owners Association, and TIRZ 18; one member from Fifth Ward Chamber of Commerce; two members from an area non-profit organization; and two Fifth Ward residents and/or business owners.LATEST CBA REPORT
Develop policies, such as those for the distribution of the Community Investment Fund, for consideration by the CAC.
Harvey Clemons Jr.
Works with Midway, CAC and community organizations to ensure the broad sharing
of information using all forms of outreach.
Works with the community and community groups to assess specific needs and interests in programming, jobs, businesses.
Joseph E. Williams, Sr.
Collaborates with Midway to ensure diverse employment and business opportunities are made available to the community.
/ 501 (c)(3) Designation
/ Principle Office or Principle Activities in the Fifth Ward
$2K - $5K GRANT RANGE FOR ELIGIBLE RECIPIENTS
In September of 2022, East River forged a partnership
with the Center for Urban Transformation (CUT)to lead initiatives that help connect residents in the Fifth Ward
to potential job opportunities at East River and in the surrounding neighborhood.
Starting with identifying local employment needs, the partnership supports the Fifth Ward by introducing residents
to training and resources that prepare community members
for future employment. The partnership also designed a Preferred Sub-Contractor Program with the goal of offering more opportunities to current construction contractors
in the community.
East River's preferred subcontractor program exemplifies this project’s efforts to provide local contractors with direct access to current contracting opportunities and connects program participants with a locally sourced labor force.