About the Department of Neighborhoods (DON)
The Department of Neighborhoods (DON) unites a range a programs and services focused on improving quality of life and resolving neighborhood issues.
Through our seven divisions, we provide programs focused on education, the concerns of people with disabilities, handling citizens' concerns, volunteerism, international communities, gang prevention outreach, signs code enforcement and inspections and the reduction of 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!
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
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
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
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 eight divisions.
What DON's Excited About!
HOUSTON'S 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!