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January 22, 2020

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 believe that everyone deserves a safe, clean and beautiful place to call home. This month we are pleased to introduce our monthly Serving Neighborhoods Bulletin, designed to inform residents of upcoming services, events and opportunities responsive to community needs and interests. We thank our community partners, volunteers and supporters for their help with making these resources available. -- TaKasha L. Francis, Director

U.S. Citizenship Forum
January 25, 2020
Registration - 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Lone Star College – Kingwood
20000 Kingwood Dr.
Houston, TX 77339

Legal permanent residents can get free help with the completion of citizenship applications at our monthly forums. Each session serves a maximum of 75 people on a first come, first served basis. For more information, call 888-839-8682.

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Create Your Own Estate Plan
January 29, 2020
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Magnolia Multi-Service Center
7037 Capitol St.
Houston, TX 77011
Houston Volunteer Lawyers will help participants prepare estate planning documents, including wills, power of attorney, revocable living trusts and more. Registration is free and includes lunch. Register by phone at 713-520-5232 or email at

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Hurricane Harvey Recovery Housing Assistance
Community Office Hours
Wednesdays, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
2100 Travis Street, 9th Floor
Houston, TX 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, every Wednesday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Housing specialists will be on hand to answer questions, explain the application process and review documents. Walk-ins are welcome, no appointment required.

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Houston Service – Volunteer to make a difference!
Make a positive difference in our neighborhoods by helping with a community service project. We invite you to sign up to volunteer at Maintained by our Volunteer Initiatives Program, the website also serves as a venue for community groups to share volunteer opportunities, so we invite nonprofits to post their listings!

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ALERT HOUSTON – Stay informed of 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 email, text or voice call notifications. Register at

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Learn about Department of Neighborhoods programs and services! Visit