Department of Neighborhoods

Improving neighborhoods and the quality of life for all Houstonians

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The Department of Neighborhoods is dedicated to improving quality of life in Houston neighborhoods through the delivery of services, innovative programs and strong community partnerships. Our services include inspections and code enforcement to reduce blight and make neighborhoods cleaner and safer. We assist citizens to help resolve neighborhood concerns and connect them to city services and community resources.  We reach out to youth through programs designed to prevent juvenile delinquency and gang involvement and activities that promote education, civic leadership and public service. We engage citizens in volunteer activities addressing a wide range of community needs and interests. The department also reaches out to our diverse immigrant and refugee communities to ensure their successful integration into the economic, social and cultural fabric of Houston.

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Department of Neighborhoods Brochure

We invite you to share our brochure (.pdf) with your neighbors and at your next community meeting!

Neighborhood Matching Grant Program

Matching Grant Program

Application Deadline: November 2, 2018

View Matching Grant Program Guidelines, FAQs and Application in .pdf
Download Matching Grant Program Application Form in .docx

DON 2017 Highlights

It was #HoustonStrong in 2017 as people joined forces to help victims of the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Harvey. It was #EarnedHistory and sheer elation as the Houston Astros won the 2017 World Series Championship! In early December, it snowed, a joyful start of our holiday season! Throughout the year, the Department of Neighborhoods worked to improve quality of life in our communities. Here’s a photographic look back at 2017!

It would be really cool if ...

What do YOU think would help make Houston a great place to live and work? Please share any feedback or ideas about ways DON can work with residents through our six divisions.  Give us your feedback!