Office of International Communities

A Division of the Department of Neighborhoods

Serving people from all over the world who call Houston home

The Office of International Communities promotes the well-being and connectedness of Houston’s international community of immigrants, expatriates, and refugees by supporting their civic and cultural integration.

By partnering with stakeholders and community-based organizations to offer programs, services, and signature events, the Office of International Communities seeks to build the capacity of Houston to welcome and integrate its diverse citizenry. Explore our services and signature events by clicking the below images, or contact us directly for all questions, inquiries, or suggestions.

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Advisory Council of International Communities
The Advisory Council of International Communities, known formerly as the Mayor’s Advisory Council on Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (MACIRA), advises the City on strategies for effective community outreach and services to Houston’s diverse and flourishing international community ...  More ... 

OIC Signature Initiatives
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