Independence Heights Neighborhood Resilience Plan

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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.




DISASTER READINESS AND RESILIENCE CLINIC


The Disaster Readiness and Resilience Clinic: Plan and Prepare will be held on May 4, 2024 at the Metropolitan (West Gray) Multi-Service Center, 1475 W Gray St., Houston, TX 77019, from 9 am to 3 pm. A Whole Community/Disability Access and Functional Needs (DAFN) inclusive workshop for individuals, caregivers, and families to improve their preparedness for the range of threats and hazards that may impact area community members. Promoting readiness through planning and consultation with support and service representatives including healthcare/medical/EMS/pharmacy/DME professionals, emergency managers, electricity providers, public health/housing/mental health/public transportation professionals, faith leaders and others.


Independence Heights Neighborhood Resilience Plan

Both the comprehensive and the condensed Independence Heights Resilience Plan can be accessed via the link below.





Plan Implementation

Preserving neighborhood character

The Special Minimum Lot Size Ordinance allows residents to preserve the lot size character of their neighborhood or block. The map below shows blocks that would qualify for minimum lot size protection. Learn more about the program on our web site or call us at 832-393-6637.



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 in 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.

Independence Heights

Independence Heights is located north of Loop 610 and west of I-45. The super neighborhood boundaries includes: I-45 (east), Tidwell Rd. (north), N. Shepherd Dr. to railroad track (eastward) to Yale St. (west), I-610 (south).

Located in District H, the Independence Heights 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

Independence Heights is located in the White Oak 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.




DISASTER READINESS AND RESILIENCE CLINIC


The Disaster Readiness and Resilience Clinic: Plan and Prepare will be held on May 4, 2024 at the Metropolitan (West Gray) Multi-Service Center, 1475 W Gray St., Houston, TX 77019, from 9 am to 3 pm. A Whole Community/Disability Access and Functional Needs (DAFN) inclusive workshop for individuals, caregivers, and families to improve their preparedness for the range of threats and hazards that may impact area community members. Promoting readiness through planning and consultation with support and service representatives including healthcare/medical/EMS/pharmacy/DME professionals, emergency managers, electricity providers, public health/housing/mental health/public transportation professionals, faith leaders and others.


Independence Heights Neighborhood Resilience Plan

Both the comprehensive and the condensed Independence Heights Resilience Plan can be accessed via the link below.





Plan Implementation

Preserving neighborhood character

The Special Minimum Lot Size Ordinance allows residents to preserve the lot size character of their neighborhood or block. The map below shows blocks that would qualify for minimum lot size protection. Learn more about the program on our web site or call us at 832-393-6637.



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 in 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.

Independence Heights

Independence Heights is located north of Loop 610 and west of I-45. The super neighborhood boundaries includes: I-45 (east), Tidwell Rd. (north), N. Shepherd Dr. to railroad track (eastward) to Yale St. (west), I-610 (south).

Located in District H, the Independence Heights 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

Independence Heights is located in the White Oak Bayou watershed.

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