Enhancing the quality of life in our communities
Established by Houston Mayor Annise Parker in August 2011, the Department of Neighborhoods (DON) serves as a centralized source of services and resources for residents. Through its seven divisions, the department provides citizen assistance, gang prevention outreach, inspections and the reduction of blight and substandard residential property, signs code enforcement and programs focusing on education, the concerns of people with disabilities, international communities and volunteerism. The department works in collaboration with other City departments and community partners to improve neighborhoods and help make Houston a better place to live.
- View the DON Photo Gallery Archive
- Read the Demo Day press release from rotating photo gallery above
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
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Mayor Parker Announces Shine A Light on Human Trafficking Campaign
Mayor Annise Parker, HPD Chief Charles McClelland and Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia are calling on the community to Shine a Light on Human Trafficking, September 24, 6:30 p.m.
Free Document Shredding for Houston Residents!
Next Shredding & ID/Theft Prevention Event:
HPD South Gessner Station
8605 Westplace Drive
Houston, TX 77071
Saturday, November 23, 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
- November 14, 2013 -- Houston Chosen as Finalist in US2020 City Competition
- Houston Mayor Annise Parker is pleased to announce that Houston is among 13 cities named as US2020 City Competition finalists chosen from a pool of 52 applicants nationwide. The US2020 City Competition supports the role of cities as innovators in efforts to build Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) mentoring capacity at the local level ... more ...
- November 12, 2013 -- Mayorís Office of Education Initiatives and Center for Houstonís Future
to Expand My Degree Counts Partnership
- The Mayorís Office of Education Initiatives and the Center for Houstonís Future (CHF) announce the expansion of the My Degree Counts partnership made possible by support from the National League of Cities (NLC) ... more ...
- November 6, 2013 -- Mayor Parker Invites Houstonians to Celebrate Citizenship Month
- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today declared November as Citizenship Month 2013. This year marks the City's fifth annual celebration of "The Many Faces of Houston" and what it means to be a good citizen ... 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.