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Department of Neighborhoods

Working to uphold S.U.P.E.R. Standards of Service, Unity, Professionalism, Excellence and Responsiveness!

The Department of Neighborhoods has four divisions that help neighbors resolve neighborhood concerns. Together, we help improve the quality of life in Houston neighborhoods through people-focused programs and strong community partnerships.


Our Divisions

Mayor's Citizens' Assistance Office
Mayor's Citizens' Assistance Office
Coordinates with City departments to follow up on service requests for City services by residents and supports civic participation by partnering with community groups.

Inspections and Public Service
Inspections and Public Service
Reduces blight in neighborhoods by enforcing neighborhood codes. Examples include overgrown lots, dangerous vacant buildings, junk motor vehicles, illegal bandit signs and more!

Mayor's Anti-Gang Office
Mayor's Anti-Gang Office
Provides mentoring and case management to teens at risk of joining gangs as well as educational workshops and out-of-school activities.

Office of New Americans and Immigrant Communities
Office of New Americans and Immigrant Communities
Welcomes immigrants and refugees to Houston through partnerships to help them become citizens, informs them of their rights and resources and promotes cultural sharing across our City.


Our Programs

Houston Service
Houston Service
Find and share volunteer opportunities across the City of Houston

Citizenship Forums
Citizenship Forums
Get help with completion of citizenship application

Wills Clinics
Wills Clinics
Have a legal will prepared free of charge

Neighborhood Matching Grant
Neighborhood Matching Grants
Apply for neighborhood improvement and beautification projects funds

Report Bandit Signs
Report Bandit Signs
Report bandit signs to 3-1-1 and we’ll send someone to pick them up!

Mayor's Youth Council
Mayor's Youth Council
Learn about local government and gain leadership skills


Neighborhood Engagement

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Report an Issue
Report an issue in your neighborhood or request a service from the City of Houston

Spring Community Meetings
Spring Community Meetings
Learn about projects planned for your neighborhood, ask questions and voice concerns