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Housing and Community Development 2023 Fall Community Meetings

Attend HCD’s Fall Community Meetings to learn about recent accomplishments and give input on future housing and community development activities and programs.



eMobility Microgrant Initiative

Are you passionate about sustainable transportation and ready to make a difference in Houston? Funding is available for community projects in historically underserved Houston communities - Apply today!



















Houston Toolbank

The Houston ToolBank is a nonprofit that provides fellow not-for-profit and community-focused organizations year-round access to an inventory of tools and equipment for use in projects, programs, and events. We provide tools to enhance the charitable sector’s capacity to serve, scale, and facilitate hands-on volunteerism. Access to ToolBank tools eliminates the need for agencies to incur the expense of purchasing, insuring, repairing, and storing tools, reducing the costs associated with service projects and allowing these agencies to focus more resources on their mission. We have a warehouse of 299 tool types and more than 15,000 tools, from basic items like shovels and hammers to bigger ticket items like generators, pressure washers, and high-quality power tools. To support the evolving needs of our community partners, we have added event equipment like a portable riser, folding tables and chairs, and lawn games. We have begun formalizing school partnerships and disaster programs.

Organizations can sign up to become ToolBank members at our website. www.houstontoolbank.org



Gulfton Complete Communities Is…

Gulfton is a culturally diverse, international community with over 50 languages spoken and is home to 40,000 residents. Although it includes two small areas of single-family homes, its large apartment complexes dominate the area’s landscape along with scattered commercial and light industrial uses. Most of Gulfton was originally developed as a rural subdivision called Westmoreland Farms.

Often described as the Ellis Island of current time, Gulfton is the most densely populated community in Houston, with about 90 apartment complexes and 71% Hispanic residents including immigrants from Mexico and Central America.

Gulfton is known for its compassion and services to help newcomers into the country, city, and area. Although traditionally a Salvadoran and Mexican neighborhood, many immigrants have begun coming from different Latin-American and Middle Eastern countries in search of these resources and services.



Let's Talk About What's Happening

CenterPoint Energy's Agencies in Action Program

Provides...

You qualify if:

  • You are a residential customer of CenterPoint Energy Electric.
  • Your home is at least 16 years old.
  • Your annual household income qualifies you to meet income guidelines or you receive benefits from a public assistance program.
  • (SNAP, Medical Assistance or Medicare, Supplemental Security Income, Public Housing, Children’s Health Insurance, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families)

GIVE US A CALL! (855-751-6432) or visit CenterPointEnergy.com/AgenciesinAction



Building Food Security: 101

Thank you for joining the Building Food Security: 101 Panel Discussion meeting on Tuesday, March 29 to hear about the challenges of food insecurity in our communities and learned about how residents can advocate for fresh foods at their local grocery stores, create farmers' markets, and connected with partners to achieve food security.
This virtual meeting provided residents with the tools and resources needed to combat food insecurities, improve nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.


Neighborhood Preservation Tools

If you want to learn about ways you can preserve the established character of your neighborhood, please watch the video below.

You have more questions? Call us at 832-393-6600, or visit us online at https://www.houstontx.gov/planning/Min-Lot_Size-Min_Bldg_Line.html

https://youtu.be/GeIWj2EJOJc



ALL LIGHTS ON, HOUSTON!


For more information on how to report light poles that are out or need maintenance, to request a new light pole, and to report tree canopy, please utilize the video below with CenterPoint, Public Works, and Urban Forestry. Thank you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkBFT-4zLbI



Bloomberg Philanthropies Asphalt Art Initiative Grant – Call for Artist


Bloomberg Philanthropies awarded 26 U.S. cities grants to help transform streets and public spaces through its Asphalt Art Initiative. The City of Houston was selected and awarded $25,000.00.

The City of Houston, in partnership with Gulfton community stakeholders, My Connect Community, and Southwest Management District, is seeking statements of interest from eligible artists for the asphalt art project, Gulfton Safe Streets.

The Gulfton Safe Streets project is a design intervention proposed to integrate art into the crosswalks and pedestrian spaces at High Star Road and Westward Street at Hillcroft Street, Gulfton Community's main street corridor.

For more information and how to apply, click https://www.engagehouston.org/asphalt-art-initiative.



Latino Families in Education Fellowship

Familias Latinas Por La Educación (Latino Family in Education Fellowship) is a parent advocacy program that aims to build a greater understanding among Houston ISD’s Latino parents around school quality, challenges affecting their child’s education, solutions to address these challenges, and their opportunities to engage with those in power. The program kicked off in June, by holding space for the 20 participating parents and family members to address the dreams and aspirations they have for their children and aimed to instill a vision of themselves as leaders.

Throughout the program sessions, parents were provided with everything from a high-level overview of the Houston ISD school system, to a deep dive into the state of Latino education. This background knowledge is key to providing families with the foundation that they need in order to propose a parent-led agenda on improving the quality of education to decision-makers at the end of the program.

To read the full article about the Latino Family in Education Fellowship program click here

Please contact Sandra Rodriguez, Advocacy Director, Greater Houston Latinos for Education for more information Sandra@latinosforeducation.org.


Photo by: Houston Chronicle



HBI, Recruit Skilled Workers from HBI's Gulfton and Acres Home Trades Programs




DO YOUR PART TO PROTECT OUR PIPES!

70% of sanitary sewer overflows in Houston are caused by clogs from fats, oils and grease poured down the drain and wipes flushed down toilets.

Put grease in its place! Dispose of leftover cooking waste with these easy steps: pour it in a jar, can, or bag, cool it, and once full, toss it in the trash.

Also, only flush the three P’s - pee, poo, and (toilet) paper. Everything else should go in the trash.

Together, we can all prevent clogs and harmful overflows! Learn more: www.ProtectOurPipes.org.

Learn more from Sammy, Ruby, and Martin – our Protect Our Pipes characters – through the resources below!

RESOURCES

Videos

Request a Presentation or Giveaway Event: Email ProtectOurPipes@houstontx.gov.

LEARN MORE! www.ProtectOurPipes.org




AIA Design for Impact

Thank you for participating in the Designing for Impact series. Over 400 people and 12 design professionals participated and facilitated these meetings in hopes to accomplish the objectives of the Houston Complete Communities Initiative.

To watch the presentations click the link below.

Designing for Impact: Part 1


Design for Impact: Part 2

The City of Houston would like to especially thank AIA Houston and the Houston Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) for engaging our communities and providing exceptional design concepts from projects outlined in the Complete Communities Action Plan.

AIA Houston and the City of Houston’s Complete Communities reserves and retains the ownership, the use, and copies of designs created, submitted, and presented.

Complete Communities continues to work to attract new development and supports expand resources throughout the neighborhoods.




Gulfton Complete Communities Progress Report



Missed the last meeting? You can watch the recording and the progress report presentation under "Gulfton Complete Communities Re-engagement Meeting" section to the right.





Housing and Community Development 2023 Fall Community Meetings

Attend HCD’s Fall Community Meetings to learn about recent accomplishments and give input on future housing and community development activities and programs.



eMobility Microgrant Initiative

Are you passionate about sustainable transportation and ready to make a difference in Houston? Funding is available for community projects in historically underserved Houston communities - Apply today!



















Houston Toolbank

The Houston ToolBank is a nonprofit that provides fellow not-for-profit and community-focused organizations year-round access to an inventory of tools and equipment for use in projects, programs, and events. We provide tools to enhance the charitable sector’s capacity to serve, scale, and facilitate hands-on volunteerism. Access to ToolBank tools eliminates the need for agencies to incur the expense of purchasing, insuring, repairing, and storing tools, reducing the costs associated with service projects and allowing these agencies to focus more resources on their mission. We have a warehouse of 299 tool types and more than 15,000 tools, from basic items like shovels and hammers to bigger ticket items like generators, pressure washers, and high-quality power tools. To support the evolving needs of our community partners, we have added event equipment like a portable riser, folding tables and chairs, and lawn games. We have begun formalizing school partnerships and disaster programs.

Organizations can sign up to become ToolBank members at our website. www.houstontoolbank.org



Gulfton Complete Communities Is…

Gulfton is a culturally diverse, international community with over 50 languages spoken and is home to 40,000 residents. Although it includes two small areas of single-family homes, its large apartment complexes dominate the area’s landscape along with scattered commercial and light industrial uses. Most of Gulfton was originally developed as a rural subdivision called Westmoreland Farms.

Often described as the Ellis Island of current time, Gulfton is the most densely populated community in Houston, with about 90 apartment complexes and 71% Hispanic residents including immigrants from Mexico and Central America.

Gulfton is known for its compassion and services to help newcomers into the country, city, and area. Although traditionally a Salvadoran and Mexican neighborhood, many immigrants have begun coming from different Latin-American and Middle Eastern countries in search of these resources and services.



Let's Talk About What's Happening

CenterPoint Energy's Agencies in Action Program

Provides...

You qualify if:

  • You are a residential customer of CenterPoint Energy Electric.
  • Your home is at least 16 years old.
  • Your annual household income qualifies you to meet income guidelines or you receive benefits from a public assistance program.
  • (SNAP, Medical Assistance or Medicare, Supplemental Security Income, Public Housing, Children’s Health Insurance, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families)

GIVE US A CALL! (855-751-6432) or visit CenterPointEnergy.com/AgenciesinAction



Building Food Security: 101

Thank you for joining the Building Food Security: 101 Panel Discussion meeting on Tuesday, March 29 to hear about the challenges of food insecurity in our communities and learned about how residents can advocate for fresh foods at their local grocery stores, create farmers' markets, and connected with partners to achieve food security.
This virtual meeting provided residents with the tools and resources needed to combat food insecurities, improve nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.


Neighborhood Preservation Tools

If you want to learn about ways you can preserve the established character of your neighborhood, please watch the video below.

You have more questions? Call us at 832-393-6600, or visit us online at https://www.houstontx.gov/planning/Min-Lot_Size-Min_Bldg_Line.html

https://youtu.be/GeIWj2EJOJc



ALL LIGHTS ON, HOUSTON!


For more information on how to report light poles that are out or need maintenance, to request a new light pole, and to report tree canopy, please utilize the video below with CenterPoint, Public Works, and Urban Forestry. Thank you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkBFT-4zLbI



Bloomberg Philanthropies Asphalt Art Initiative Grant – Call for Artist


Bloomberg Philanthropies awarded 26 U.S. cities grants to help transform streets and public spaces through its Asphalt Art Initiative. The City of Houston was selected and awarded $25,000.00.

The City of Houston, in partnership with Gulfton community stakeholders, My Connect Community, and Southwest Management District, is seeking statements of interest from eligible artists for the asphalt art project, Gulfton Safe Streets.

The Gulfton Safe Streets project is a design intervention proposed to integrate art into the crosswalks and pedestrian spaces at High Star Road and Westward Street at Hillcroft Street, Gulfton Community's main street corridor.

For more information and how to apply, click https://www.engagehouston.org/asphalt-art-initiative.



Latino Families in Education Fellowship

Familias Latinas Por La Educación (Latino Family in Education Fellowship) is a parent advocacy program that aims to build a greater understanding among Houston ISD’s Latino parents around school quality, challenges affecting their child’s education, solutions to address these challenges, and their opportunities to engage with those in power. The program kicked off in June, by holding space for the 20 participating parents and family members to address the dreams and aspirations they have for their children and aimed to instill a vision of themselves as leaders.

Throughout the program sessions, parents were provided with everything from a high-level overview of the Houston ISD school system, to a deep dive into the state of Latino education. This background knowledge is key to providing families with the foundation that they need in order to propose a parent-led agenda on improving the quality of education to decision-makers at the end of the program.

To read the full article about the Latino Family in Education Fellowship program click here

Please contact Sandra Rodriguez, Advocacy Director, Greater Houston Latinos for Education for more information Sandra@latinosforeducation.org.


Photo by: Houston Chronicle



HBI, Recruit Skilled Workers from HBI's Gulfton and Acres Home Trades Programs




DO YOUR PART TO PROTECT OUR PIPES!

70% of sanitary sewer overflows in Houston are caused by clogs from fats, oils and grease poured down the drain and wipes flushed down toilets.

Put grease in its place! Dispose of leftover cooking waste with these easy steps: pour it in a jar, can, or bag, cool it, and once full, toss it in the trash.

Also, only flush the three P’s - pee, poo, and (toilet) paper. Everything else should go in the trash.

Together, we can all prevent clogs and harmful overflows! Learn more: www.ProtectOurPipes.org.

Learn more from Sammy, Ruby, and Martin – our Protect Our Pipes characters – through the resources below!

RESOURCES

Videos

Request a Presentation or Giveaway Event: Email ProtectOurPipes@houstontx.gov.

LEARN MORE! www.ProtectOurPipes.org




AIA Design for Impact

Thank you for participating in the Designing for Impact series. Over 400 people and 12 design professionals participated and facilitated these meetings in hopes to accomplish the objectives of the Houston Complete Communities Initiative.

To watch the presentations click the link below.

Designing for Impact: Part 1


Design for Impact: Part 2

The City of Houston would like to especially thank AIA Houston and the Houston Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) for engaging our communities and providing exceptional design concepts from projects outlined in the Complete Communities Action Plan.

AIA Houston and the City of Houston’s Complete Communities reserves and retains the ownership, the use, and copies of designs created, submitted, and presented.

Complete Communities continues to work to attract new development and supports expand resources throughout the neighborhoods.




Gulfton Complete Communities Progress Report



Missed the last meeting? You can watch the recording and the progress report presentation under "Gulfton Complete Communities Re-engagement Meeting" section to the right.





  • Community Events

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    BAKERRIPLEY GULFTON SHAPRSTOWN CAMPUS

    Come join us for our

    Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway

    Monday, November 21st, 2022

    at 5:00 p.m.

    100 Turkey will be distributed to the southwest area neighbors

    50 turkeys will be distributed to the community in general

    Participants will receive 1 turkey per family.

    BakerRipley Gulfton Sharpstown

    6500 Rookin St., Houston, TX 77074

    In Person















  • Important Information

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    The City’s “Corral the Grease” Program

    The City’s “Corral the Grease” program is an education and community engagement program designed to reduce sewer overflows within the City. Sewer overflows from cooking grease and wipes being disposed into our wastewater system is an especially large problem in the Fort Bend/SW Houston area. This problem can be avoided if residents properly dispose of these items, so we are working to educate the area’s residents.


    Learn more at www.corralthegrease.org.

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