Community

GO Neighborhoods is expanding

GO Neighborhoods is Growing! Dear Partner, We are excited to share that LISC’s Great Opportunities (GO) Neighborhoods initiative is expanding in 2017! JOIN US – we are hosting one of two information sessions this Thursday. GO Neighborhoods is a multi-year, place based approach to comprehensive community development. For Houston LISC, GO Neighborhoods is how we…

Inside District I Newsletter

The Texas House of Representatives on Monday approved Houston’s pension reform bill, which was also passed by the Senate last week. The bill received more than two thirds of the vote in each chamber. As I mentioned in last month’s newsletter, the City’s three pension systems are underfunded by billions. The Houston Municipal Employees Pension…

Hurricane season is around the corner

Hurricane season is around the corner, so be prepared by visiting www.weater.gov/wrn/hurricane-preparedness. Also, register to attend the FREE Extreme Weather Ready Expo on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Here is the link to register for the event http://www.hurricaneworkshop.com/

Mayor Turner to Announce Complete Communities Initiative

Mayor Turner Kicks off Complete Communities Initiative City/Private Partnerships aim to Transform Forgotten Neighborhoods WHAT: Mayor Sylvester Turner will announce the first round of neighborhoods selected for his Complete Communities Initiative. Complete Communities aims to transform neighborhoods that have been overlooked for the amenities enjoyed by other Houston neighborhoods. The city will work with stakeholders…

Inside District I Newsletter

Last month, I traveled to Austin with Mayor Sylvester Turner, Controller Chris Brown and several council colleagues in support of Houston’s pension reform bill. The Texas Senate State Affairs Committee voted out the Senate version of the bill (SB 2190) last month, and the House version (HB 43) was passed by the Texas House Committee…

Keep Houston Beautiful, April 8

Help celebrate the 30th anniversary of Keep Houston Beautiful Day on April 8th by participating in a local clean-up activity. Please help KHB beautify Houston year-round with a small donation for annual clean-up support. Text “KHB” to 52000 for a one-time gift of $10.

Notice of public hearing for the 2017 Annual Action Plan

The City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department has prepared the Draft 2017 Annual Action Plan, which serves as the annual application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for federal entitlement grants, including Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), Housing Opportunities for Persons with HIV/AIDS (HOPWA), and…

Summer High School Studio Art Intensive at Art League Houston

The Summer High School Studio Art Intensive at Art League Houston is a rigorous, four-week summer program and in-depth studio art experience for high school students, ages 14-17. Participants will receive six hours of coursework each day in a variety of mediums, beginning with drawing and painting and expanding to less traditional forms. Led by…

Houston Can Academy students visit Hobby Airport

On Wednesday, March 8, students from Houston Can Academy – Hobby visited Houston’s William P. Hobby airport for the first time, ever. With help from State Representative Carol Alvarado’s office, the Hobby Management District and Southwest Airlines, these students had their first airport experience and will be well prepared for their upcoming trip to our…