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February 7, 2020

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Serving Neighborhoods Bulletin

The mission of the Department of Neighborhoods is to improve the quality of life in Houston neighborhoods through people-focused programs and partnerships. We’re pleased to publish this monthly Serving Neighborhoods Bulletin to inform residents of upcoming services, events and opportunities responsive to community interests and needs. We invite you take advantage of these offerings and to share this bulletin with family, friends and neighbors.   – TaKasha L. Francis, Director

Complete Communities Meeting
Magnolia Park – Manchester
Saturday, February 8, 2020
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Mission Milby CDC
2220 Broadway St.  77012

Join us for this meeting to share your thoughts and help develop the “Complete Communities” goals and projects for Magnolia Park – Manchester!  The event starts with coffee and breakfast at 10:30 a.m., and the meeting begins at 11 a.m. For more information, go to

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Super Neighborhood Alliance Meeting
Monday, February 10, 2020
6:30 p.m.
City Hall Annex
900 Bagby St. 77002

The Super Neighborhood Alliance is made up of presidents and chairs of Super Neighborhood Councils (SNA) and serves as an advisory board to the Mayor and city government on community matters. All residents are welcome to attend this public meeting. It’s an opportunity to listen to presentations by city departments, advisory committees, and community partners--and to get involved! For more information, go to

Buffalo Bayou, view from Downtown

Wills, Trust and Estate Plans
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
4410 Navigation Blvd. 77011

The City of Houston is partnering with NRCDC Houston, Houston Volunteer Lawyers Association, and the Houston Bar Association Elder Law Committee to present this estate planning class to the Houston community.  Led by volunteer attorneys, this free information session will address the following questions:  Why do you need a will? What happens to your assets when you die? Who will care for your children if you die?  Register today! Admission is free and includes dinner. Call 713-520-5232 or send an email to

Wills, Trusts, and Estate Plans

Make it Right! – Volunteer Opportunity
Saturday, February 15, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas 77010

Make It Right! is a Harris County District Attorney's Office program that helps residents get outstanding warrants removed and pending cases resolved. The services are FREE with NO risk of arrest.  Volunteers are needed to assist with the intake and screening process. To register, go to the Houston Service website. To learn more about the event, go the Harris County District Attorney’s webpage.

Make It Right Event

Coffee and Conversation in Second Ward
Thursday, February 17, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Ripley House
4410 Navigation Blvd. 77011

Join us for a cup of coffee and conversation about your neighborhood concerns. Speak to Department of Neighborhoods employees and other city department representatives and discuss how we can work together to improve neighborhoods!  RSVP to or 832-394-0701.

Coffee in Second Ward

March 2020 Primary Election – Early Voting
February 18 – 28

Early voting runs from February 18 – 28, 2020. The last day to apply for a ballot by mail is February 21. For more information, including sample ballots, countywide voting locations and voter ID requirements, go to

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Citizenship Forum
Saturday, February 22, 2020
8:30 a.m.
BakerRipley – Cleveland Ripley Campus
720 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX 77504

Legal permanent residents can get free help to complete citizenship applications at our monthly forums. The services are free, offered on a first come-first served basis.  The first 75 residents will receive one-on-one help and consultation with immigration attorneys. Volunteers are always needed, and training is provided.  For more information call 1-888-839-8682.

Citizenship Forum

Homebuyer Education Class
Saturday, February 22, 2020
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
4410 Navigation Blvd. 77011

We're co-hosting a monthly homebuyer education class to explain the home purchasing process and help neighbors become better informed buyers. This class requires a $25 registration fee.  For more information, contact Nia Murry at 713-520-5232 or

Homebuyer Education Flyer

Credit & Budgeting 101
Monday, February 24, 2020
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
4410 Navigation Blvd.  77011

Learn about basic tools and techniques that can help you manage your budget wisely! A little knowledge can help you save a lot of money! Admission is free and registration is required due to limited seating.  For more information call 713-520-5232 or go to

Credit and Budgeting 101

Coffee and Conversation in Denver Harbor
Saturday, February 29, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Denver Harbor Multi-Service Center
6402 Market St.  77020

Join us for a cup of coffee and conversation about your neighborhood concerns. Speak to Department of Neighborhoods employees and other city department representatives and discuss how we can work together to improve neighborhoods!  RSVP to or 832-394-0701.

Seond Ward Coffee

Hurricane Harvey Recovery Housing Assistance - Community Office Hours
Wednesdays, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. – No Appointment Required
Housing and Community Development Department
2100 Travis St., 9th Floor 77002

The City of Houston continues to assist Houstonians recovering from Hurricane Harvey. Housing specialists are available to assist residents by phone at 832-393-0550. Individuals who need in-depth guidance or assistance are encouraged to attend Housing and Community Development Department Community Office Hours, Wednesdays from 1 to p.m. at 2100 Travis Street, 9th floor. Housing specialists will be available to answer questions, explain the application process and review documents. Walk-ins are welcome, with no appointment required.

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Volunteer with Houston Service!
Check out the Houston Service, a website that features a wide range of opportunities for neighbors to get involved in community service activities.  Maintained by our Volunteer Initiatives Program, the website also serves as a venue to learn about volunteer opportunities with community nonprofit groups. We invite nonprofit groups to post their calls for volunteers on Houston Service!

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Be Alert for Dangerous Weather!
The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management encourages Houstonians to sign up for Alert Houston emergency notifications! Subscribers have the option of being contacted by email, text and/or voice call.  Register at

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