The Department of Neighborhoods (DON) is an entity dedicated to improving quality of life in our neighborhoods through expanded outreach, stronger community partnerships and improved government responsiveness.
This constituent-based service concept creates a “one-stop shop” for accessing City services and resolving neighborhood issues.
Department of Neighborhoods Divisions
- Inspections & Public Service - (IPS)
- For fee schedules, go to www.houstoncityfees.org
- Mayor's Anti-Gang Office
- Mayor's Citizens' Assistance Office
- Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities
- Mayor's Office of Education Initiatives
- Mayor's Volunteer Initiatives Program
- Office of International Communities
It Can Wait, Houston
No Texting While Driving Campaign Underway
In 2011, 13 percent of over 3,000 traffic fatalities in Texas
Support the campaign on Twitter & Facebook.
For more information, click on link:
Mayor Parker & Bun B -- Public Service Message
Put the phone down while you're driving!
Free Document Shredding for Houston Residents!
Stimley-Blue Ridge Neighborhood Library
7007 W. Fuqua
Houston, TX 77489
Saturday, May 18, 2013 8:00 am - 12:00 noon
For more information, go to Mayor's Citizens' Assistance Office home page.
DON Calendar of Events
A super neighborhood is a geographically designated area where residents, civic organizations, institutions and businesses work together to identify, plan, and set priorities to address the needs and concerns of their community.
This creates a manageable framework for community action and allows the City to provide services more efficiently.
Citizens' Assistance Neighborhood Liaisons
Citizen's Assistance Liaisons work to improve the quality of life for all Houstonians by promoting City services, encouraging community involvement and participation, handling individual citizen's concerns and supporting neighborhood revitalization efforts throughout the City of Houston.
About the Director
Katye Tipton was named director of the Department of Neighborhoods by Mayor Annise Parker and Houston City Council on May 31, 2012. She was chosen to lead the department after serving as Interim-Director in recent months. She joined the City of Houston in 2009 as Sign Administrator in the Public Works Department. Prior to joining the City of Houston, she served the City of Stevenson in Alabama.
There, she managed all aspects of the operation of the city. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Tipton holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Alabama.
Director, Department of Neighborhoods
901 Bagby, 4th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Phone Number 832.394.0600
Press Release Archive
- May 18, 2013 -- Mayor's Annise Parker Kicks Off 4th Annual Demo Day
- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today kicked off the City’s 4th Annual Demo Day by taking the first bulldozer swipe at a run-down property at 4522 Lavender Street in Kashmere Gardens ... more ...
- May 7, 2013 -- City of Houston Announces Free Document Shredding & ID Theft Prevention for Fort Bend Houston Residents
- The Mayor’s Citizens’ Assistance Office, a division of the Department of Neighborhoods, announces Free Document Shredding & ID Theft Prevention services for City of Houston residents who live in Ft. Bend County, commonly known as Fort Bend Houston ... more ...
- April 26, 2013 -- Mayor’s Anti-Gang Office and Volunteer Initiatives Program Engage Youth in "Global Youth Service Day"
- The City of Houston Mayor’s Anti-Gang Office and Volunteer Initiatives Program, divisions of the Department of Neighborhoods, will engage local youth in a community garden project in southwest Houston on Global Youth Service Day, April 27, 2013. ... more ...
Global Houston is a new interactive website that connects Houston's international community! This site is intended to become Houston's virtual gateway to the world by linking organizations and businesses that have an international focus. It helps users find international organizations, experts and a multitude of resources all in one place.
HPD Crime Monitoring
Citizens can use the Houston Police Department’s new Crime Monitoring website to track crime trends in neighborhoods all over town.
Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
Looking for something interesting to do in Houston? Check out the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau's vacation planner for great restaurants, fun attractions and a calendar full of events for you to attend.
Civic organizations are networks of community members brought together by a common goal to enhance the well being and welfare of their community. Civic organization members set goals, organize meetings, implement plans of action and promote events that directly benefit their respective neighborhoods.
Examples of civic organizations are tenant associations, neighborhood development organizations, block associations, etc.