The Vietnamese American Community Center constructed to service the community by Harris County Commisioner Court, Harris County Community Services and Annam Community Development Corporation; funded by a grant from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under the Community Development Act of 1974 and Houston Endowment in support of senior citizens.
The building consists of 10,000 square feet features an auditorium or cafeteria, a commercial kitchen, conference room, exercise room, reading room, computer lab, photography lab, healthcare quarter and offices.
The facade of the center reflects the architecture of Ben Thanh Market, one of the historical landmarks of Vietnam.
The community garden is among the most successful programs that the Vietnamese American Community Center has to offer. It includes more than 5 acres, all of which rests on the lot of formerly abandoned farmland. Since the beginning of the center’s development, the trees have been cleared, the ground leveled, and irrigation systems have been installed.
The Center was built to reflect the unique culture of Vietnam. In addition to the community garden, which provides all the agricultural products needed for every meal, the Center's landscaping also draws a familiar image through flamboyant trees, rose gardens, community resting area, koi fish pond, gazebo, bird house, lily pond, and bamboo garden.