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. The boundaries of each super neighborhood rely on major physical features (bayous, freeways, etc.) to group together contiguous communities that share common physical characteristics, identity or infrastructure. The super neighborhood elects a council comprised of area residents and stakeholders that serves as a forum to discuss issues and identify and implement priority projects for the area.
Super Neighborhood Alliance
The Super Neighborhood Alliance is an organization comprised of the Presidents or Chairs of Super Neighborhood Councils and serve as a formal advisory board to the Mayor and city government on community matters.
A civic association is a type of organization whose official goal is to improve neighborhoods through volunteer work by its members.
Mayor's Assistence Office
The Mission of the Mayor’s Assistance Office (MAO) is to improve the quality of life for all Houstonians by promoting efficient and effective city services, encouraging community involvement and participation, handling individual citizens’ concerns, and supporting neighborhood revitalization efforts throughout the City of Houston.
Department of Neighborhoods
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.