East Houston Neighborhood Resilience Plan

Share East Houston Neighborhood Resilience Plan on Facebook Share East Houston Neighborhood Resilience Plan on Twitter Share East Houston Neighborhood Resilience Plan on Linkedin Email East Houston Neighborhood Resilience Plan link



LISC Houston Pre-development and Preservation Grant Application


LISC announced the launch of LISC Houston’s Pre-development and Preservation Grant Application. This funding opportunity aims to tackle the pressing challenges of attainable affordable housing in the Greater Houston area by bolstering the development and preservation of both single family and multifamily affordable housing units including mixed use developments.

This grant offers funding for:

  1. Pre-development activities, which are crucial but often underfunded stages of housing projects. This includes but is not limited to costs associated with site assessments, architectural planning, legal fees, and environmental studies.
  2. Preservation of existing affordable housing, which is vital for maintaining the affordability of neighborhoods and preventing displacement. This aspect of the grant helps extend the lifespan of housing projects and ensures they continue to serve the community effectively.

For more details, please read through the grant application. As a courtesy, the document includes the application questions. Please note, application submissions are done online – more details in the grant application

Key Details:

Grant Amount: up to $25,000

Application Deadline Online Submission: 12pm, July 8, 2024 via click here

If you or someone you know has a project that fits within the scope of opportunity, we encourage you to apply. Additionally, we ask for your support in sharing this opportunity with others who might be interested.



Grand Opening for Robins Landing


On Saturday, May 18th, the East Houston community witnessed the grand opening of phase one of Robins Landing, a new master-planned community developed by Habitat for Humanity in partnership with CastleRock Communities and Chesmar Homes. This project aims to provide quality housing for low to moderate-income Houstonians.

Model Home

Houston Habitat CEO - Allison Hardgrave-Hay



The event was a vibrant celebration of community and hope, attracting numerous guests eager to witness the transformation of this part of the neighborhood. Attendees had the opportunity to tour model homes for a glimpse into the future of Robins Landing. The homes showcased thoughtful designs and modern amenities, promising a comfortable and secure living environment for future residents.


Model Home Living Room Model Home Bedroom


In addition to the home tours, the event featured various activities for families and children. A well-designed playground provided a fun and safe space for kids to play, while face painting added a splash of color and excitement to the day. The presence of food trucks ensured that guests could enjoy a variety of delicious treats and cool beverages in the Texas heat.


Bike racks Neighborhood park and trail

Attendees and community members


This grand opening marks the beginning of a brighter future for many families, offering them a chance to achieve stability and success in a supportive and welcoming environment. As phase one of Robbins Landing progresses, the community eagerly anticipates the completion of this visionary project. With continued support and collaboration, Robbins Landing is set to become a beacon of hope and opportunity for East Houston. For more information about the Robin's Landing project visit https://robinslanding.net/.




Final | East Houston Neighborhood Resilience Plan

Both the comprehensive and the condensed East Houston Resilience Plan can be accessed via the link below.




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.







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.



LISC Houston Pre-development and Preservation Grant Application


LISC announced the launch of LISC Houston’s Pre-development and Preservation Grant Application. This funding opportunity aims to tackle the pressing challenges of attainable affordable housing in the Greater Houston area by bolstering the development and preservation of both single family and multifamily affordable housing units including mixed use developments.

This grant offers funding for:

  1. Pre-development activities, which are crucial but often underfunded stages of housing projects. This includes but is not limited to costs associated with site assessments, architectural planning, legal fees, and environmental studies.
  2. Preservation of existing affordable housing, which is vital for maintaining the affordability of neighborhoods and preventing displacement. This aspect of the grant helps extend the lifespan of housing projects and ensures they continue to serve the community effectively.

For more details, please read through the grant application. As a courtesy, the document includes the application questions. Please note, application submissions are done online – more details in the grant application

Key Details:

Grant Amount: up to $25,000

Application Deadline Online Submission: 12pm, July 8, 2024 via click here

If you or someone you know has a project that fits within the scope of opportunity, we encourage you to apply. Additionally, we ask for your support in sharing this opportunity with others who might be interested.



Grand Opening for Robins Landing


On Saturday, May 18th, the East Houston community witnessed the grand opening of phase one of Robins Landing, a new master-planned community developed by Habitat for Humanity in partnership with CastleRock Communities and Chesmar Homes. This project aims to provide quality housing for low to moderate-income Houstonians.

Model Home

Houston Habitat CEO - Allison Hardgrave-Hay



The event was a vibrant celebration of community and hope, attracting numerous guests eager to witness the transformation of this part of the neighborhood. Attendees had the opportunity to tour model homes for a glimpse into the future of Robins Landing. The homes showcased thoughtful designs and modern amenities, promising a comfortable and secure living environment for future residents.


Model Home Living Room Model Home Bedroom


In addition to the home tours, the event featured various activities for families and children. A well-designed playground provided a fun and safe space for kids to play, while face painting added a splash of color and excitement to the day. The presence of food trucks ensured that guests could enjoy a variety of delicious treats and cool beverages in the Texas heat.


Bike racks Neighborhood park and trail

Attendees and community members


This grand opening marks the beginning of a brighter future for many families, offering them a chance to achieve stability and success in a supportive and welcoming environment. As phase one of Robbins Landing progresses, the community eagerly anticipates the completion of this visionary project. With continued support and collaboration, Robbins Landing is set to become a beacon of hope and opportunity for East Houston. For more information about the Robin's Landing project visit https://robinslanding.net/.




Final | East Houston Neighborhood Resilience Plan

Both the comprehensive and the condensed East Houston Resilience Plan can be accessed via the link below.




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.







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.

  • METRORapid University Corridor Project

    Share METRORapid University Corridor Project on Facebook Share METRORapid University Corridor Project on Twitter Share METRORapid University Corridor Project on Linkedin Email METRORapid University Corridor Project link
    supporting image

    Part of the METRONext Moving Forward Plan, this project aims to develop a new METRORapid line running for 25.3 miles. The line would operate in a dedicated, transit-only lane to move through traffic.

    The University Corridor begins at the Westchase Park & Ride near the intersection of the Westpark Tollway and the Sam Houston Tollway. It ends at Tidwell Transit Center, near the intersection of Tidwell Road and U.S. Highway 59.

  • News

    Share News on Facebook Share News on Twitter Share News on Linkedin Email News link

    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.

    Images from the meeting:


    You need to be signed in to add your comment.

Page last updated: 28 Jun 2024, 01:33 PM