East Houston Neighborhood Resilience Plan

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Public Meeting #3

The third public engagement meeting was held at 2PM Saturday, October 8th at the East Houston Civic Club, 7418 E Houston Rd, Houston, TX 77028.


East Houston Ribbon Mural Cutting Ceremony

The first East Houston electrical box mural ceremony was held Saturday, October 1st, 11AM and was attended by several community members and civic leaders, including from the City of Houston's Planning and Development Department as well as representatives from Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee's office.

Danny Asberry El, Solel President and mural Artist


Abnur Lyons addressing the crowd


City of Houston Planning and Development Department Director, Margaret Wallace-Brown


Pastor Lawrence Woods and Abnur Lyons




Federal Communications Commission | Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.

The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.

Two Steps to enroll:

  1. Go to AffordableConnectivity.gov to submit an application or print out a mail-in application.
  2. Contact your preferred participating provider to select a plan and have the discount applied to your bill.



City of Houston's Department of Neighborhoods | Neighborhood Matching Grant Program

The Department of Neighborhoods is improving Houston neighborhoods by providing a dollar-for-dollar matching grant reimbursement between $500 to $5,000 to help fund beautification and improvement projects. This program is administered in partnership through the City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods and the City of Houston Council Member’s Offices.

The deadline to submit an application packet is Friday, November 4, 2022, by 5:00 p.m.

To apply, download the packet and watch the informational workshop video to learn how to come up with a qualifying project, how to complete the application, and gain an understanding of the grant procurement process.



YouTube: Watch Public Meeting #2

The second public engagement meeting was held virtually on Saturday, July 19th at 6:300PM - 8PM.




Public Meeting #1

The first public engagement meeting was held Thursday, June 23rd, 7pm at the Lakewood Community Center, 8811 Feland St, Houston, TX 77028.

Comments from the public will help develop and direct future neighborhood-based investments in the most effective ways possible to help reduce flooding, address vulnerability to climate and multiple hazards, improve quality of life, and drive economic opportunity.

You still have the opportunity to have your voice heard. Click the survey link to participate.

We want to hear from you! Please join us to discuss the East Houston Neighborhood Resilience Plan developed by the Houston Department of Planning and Development and the Houston Housing and Community Development Department and help direct future neighborhood-based investments in the most effective ways possible to help reduce flooding, address vulnerability to climate and multiple hazards, improve quality of life, and drive economic opportunity.

Meeting Materials


Community event invitation flyer in English


Community event invitation flyer in Spanish


FEMA National Flood Hazard map

Resilience Districts

To help Houston neighborhoods recover from disasters and reduce the future impact of flooding in vulnerable and at-risk communities, the city of Houston will establish Neighborhood Resilience Plans for three Houston neighborhoods.

These plans will weave together climate adaptation and risk reduction, economic development, infrastructure modernization and social empowerment into one neighborhood strategy. The Neighborhood Resilience Plans will empower neighborhoods to direct future neighborhood-based investments in the most effective ways possible to help reduce flooding, address vulnerability to climate and multiple hazards, improve quality of life, and drive economic opportunity.

Three neighborhoods were chosen to participate in this process: East Houston, Edgebrook, and Independence Heights.

East Houston

The East Houston super neighborhood is located generally along E. Houston Road and the Union Pacific (UP) railroad (west) and the Greens Bayou (east), Beaumont Highway (south), and approximately Little York Rd. (north).

Located in District B, the East Houston neighborhood was selected due to the severity of flood damage from Hurricane Harvey and previous flooding events, vulnerability to climate and other multiple hazards, watershed location, and the presence of active and supportive civic organizations.

Land Use Map

Watershed Map

East Houston is located in the Greens Bayou watershed.

Public Meeting #3

The third public engagement meeting was held at 2PM Saturday, October 8th at the East Houston Civic Club, 7418 E Houston Rd, Houston, TX 77028.


East Houston Ribbon Mural Cutting Ceremony

The first East Houston electrical box mural ceremony was held Saturday, October 1st, 11AM and was attended by several community members and civic leaders, including from the City of Houston's Planning and Development Department as well as representatives from Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee's office.

Danny Asberry El, Solel President and mural Artist


Abnur Lyons addressing the crowd


City of Houston Planning and Development Department Director, Margaret Wallace-Brown


Pastor Lawrence Woods and Abnur Lyons




Federal Communications Commission | Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.

The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.

Two Steps to enroll:

  1. Go to AffordableConnectivity.gov to submit an application or print out a mail-in application.
  2. Contact your preferred participating provider to select a plan and have the discount applied to your bill.



City of Houston's Department of Neighborhoods | Neighborhood Matching Grant Program

The Department of Neighborhoods is improving Houston neighborhoods by providing a dollar-for-dollar matching grant reimbursement between $500 to $5,000 to help fund beautification and improvement projects. This program is administered in partnership through the City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods and the City of Houston Council Member’s Offices.

The deadline to submit an application packet is Friday, November 4, 2022, by 5:00 p.m.

To apply, download the packet and watch the informational workshop video to learn how to come up with a qualifying project, how to complete the application, and gain an understanding of the grant procurement process.



YouTube: Watch Public Meeting #2

The second public engagement meeting was held virtually on Saturday, July 19th at 6:300PM - 8PM.




Public Meeting #1

The first public engagement meeting was held Thursday, June 23rd, 7pm at the Lakewood Community Center, 8811 Feland St, Houston, TX 77028.

Comments from the public will help develop and direct future neighborhood-based investments in the most effective ways possible to help reduce flooding, address vulnerability to climate and multiple hazards, improve quality of life, and drive economic opportunity.

You still have the opportunity to have your voice heard. Click the survey link to participate.

We want to hear from you! Please join us to discuss the East Houston Neighborhood Resilience Plan developed by the Houston Department of Planning and Development and the Houston Housing and Community Development Department and help direct future neighborhood-based investments in the most effective ways possible to help reduce flooding, address vulnerability to climate and multiple hazards, improve quality of life, and drive economic opportunity.

Meeting Materials


Community event invitation flyer in English


Community event invitation flyer in Spanish


FEMA National Flood Hazard map

Resilience Districts

To help Houston neighborhoods recover from disasters and reduce the future impact of flooding in vulnerable and at-risk communities, the city of Houston will establish Neighborhood Resilience Plans for three Houston neighborhoods.

These plans will weave together climate adaptation and risk reduction, economic development, infrastructure modernization and social empowerment into one neighborhood strategy. The Neighborhood Resilience Plans will empower neighborhoods to direct future neighborhood-based investments in the most effective ways possible to help reduce flooding, address vulnerability to climate and multiple hazards, improve quality of life, and drive economic opportunity.

Three neighborhoods were chosen to participate in this process: East Houston, Edgebrook, and Independence Heights.

East Houston

The East Houston super neighborhood is located generally along E. Houston Road and the Union Pacific (UP) railroad (west) and the Greens Bayou (east), Beaumont Highway (south), and approximately Little York Rd. (north).

Located in District B, the East Houston neighborhood was selected due to the severity of flood damage from Hurricane Harvey and previous flooding events, vulnerability to climate and other multiple hazards, watershed location, and the presence of active and supportive civic organizations.

Land Use Map

Watershed Map

East Houston is located in the Greens Bayou watershed.

Questions? Comments?

Please leave any questions or comments regarding the Neighborhood Resilience Plan project for East Houston.  

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