Department of Neighborhoods
Improving neighborhoods and the quality of life for all Houstonians
The Department of Neighborhoods is dedicated to improving quality of life in Houston neighborhoods through the delivery of services, innovative programs and strong community partnerships. Our services include inspections and code enforcement to reduce blight and make neighborhoods cleaner and safer. We assist citizens to help resolve neighborhood concerns and connect them to city services and community resources. We reach out to youth through programs designed to prevent juvenile delinquency and gang involvement and activities that promote education, civic leadership and public service. We engage citizens in volunteer activities addressing a wide range of community needs and interests. The department also reaches out to our diverse immigrant and refugee communities to ensure their successful integration into the economic, social and cultural fabric of Houston.
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Department of Neighborhoods Brochure
We invite you to share our brochure (.pdf) with your neighbors and at your next community meeting!
Department of Neighborhoods 2016 Highlights
Department of Neighborhoods year-round programs and services focus city code compliance to make neighborhoods cleaner, safer and more attractive, citizen assistance, the needs and concerns of youth, civic engagement, volunteer community service and the promotion of diversity, inclusiveness and cultural understanding.
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About the Director
TaKasha L. Francis was appointed by Mayor Sylvester Turner and unanimously confirmed by City Council as director of the Department of Neighborhoods on March 25, 2016. A native Houstonian and graduate of Texas Southern University and the Thurgood Marshall School of Law, she previously served as State of Texas Assistant Attorney General in the Child Support Division. More ...
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TaKasha L. Francis
Department of Neighborhoods
- Inspections & Public Service (IPS)
- Mayor's Anti-Gang Office
- Mayor's Citizens Assistance Office
- Mayor's Volunteer Initiatives Program
- Mayor's Youth Council
- Office of New Americans and International Communities
- Dept. of Neighborhoods Home Page
- Dept. of Neighborhoods History
- Dept. of Neighborhoods Brochure (.pdf)
- Calendar of Events
- Mow-Down Program
- My Houston Neighborhood
- My Neighborhood Toolbox
- Neighborhood Based Innovation
- Neighborhood Connections
- Neighborhood Matching Grant Program FY2018
- News and Events
- Photo Gallery
- Press Release Archive
- Social Media Library
- Super Neighborhoods
- Video Archive