Department of Neighborhoods




About the Department of Neighborhoods


The Department of Neighborhoods (DON) focuses on resolving neighborhood issues and improving quality of life for Houstonians.

Through our seven divisions, we provide a wide range of programs and services addressing education, the interests of people with disabilities, citizens’ concerns, volunteerism, international communities, gang prevention outreach and neighborhood inspections and code enforcement to reduce blight and substandard residential property.  DON works in collaboration with other City departments and community partners to improve government responsiveness and serve as a centralized resource for accessing City services.





What Can DON Help You Do?



Find ways to get involved in your neighborhood and help make Houston a better city for all residents!




My Houston Neighborhood


We work with many partners to help make it easier for residents to find important neighborhood resources. Use this page to find resources in your neighborhood through our interactive map of resident services, mobile apps, our neighborhood toolbox, City of Houston social media, as well as learn about ways we are working to help innovate in neighborhoods.








DON News and Events

Neighborhood Events


Press releases, videos, pictures and more!


Houston is a big city and there is always a lot going on! Keep up with the work we do through our calendar, social media, press releases, and CitizensNet e-mails!






About the Director

Kayte Tipton, 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.

Contact Us

Katye Tipton

Director, Department of Neighborhoods

901 Bagby, 4th Floor

Houston, TX 77002

Phone Number 832.394.0600




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Summer of Learning




Turn Houston into a classroom without walls! Our city is full of free, fun activities for families and students of all ages.


Use this page to begin planning your summer of learning and make your summer a success!



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