February 2020 Newsletter
Mayor Sylvester Turner Announces Houston's Living With Water Report

Houstonians know that the abundance of rainwater has continuously challenged our city and has exacerbated housing, mobility, and economic resilience challenges, among others. Now, more than ever, it is the time to transform and build forward to not only protect communities at risk, but also improve quality of life for all Houstonians.

Solar Farm and Solar Boulevard Naming in Sunnyside
 
The Sunnyside Energy Trust hosted a successful project kick-off and awareness event to engage and educate the community on their plans to convert the 240 acre Sunnyside landfill to a 70 megawatt solar farm. During the February 1 event, Incinerator Road was renamed to to Solar Boulevard.

Among the 85 attendees were honorary Sunnyside Mayor Sandra Hines, District D councilwoman Dr. Carolyn Evans-Shabazz, South Union CDC president Efrem Jernigan, Wolfe Energy president Dori Wolfe, and Complete Communities Neighborhood Support Team (NST) members.

Read more about Solar United Neighbors.
Community Toolbox
Constellation Community Champions Grant

Through the Constellation Community Champions program, current Constellation customers like you can apply for grants up to $500 in support of community-based projects or initiatives that focus on education, youth or the environment.

Grant applications are accepted throughout the year and will be awarded in three annual grant cycles.

Read more about Constellation Grants.
Community Land Trusts & Land Banks : Neighborhood Revitalization Tools

Did you know that Houston CLT
homebuyers can purchase homes starting at $74,600?

Community Land Trusts (CLT's) and Land Banks are complementary private nonprofits that provide tools to work together to steward land for public good, which can include sustainable and permanently affordable housing, green space, historic preservation, affordable business space and community gardens. These tools can help local homeowners buy houses at reduced costs.

Read more about Land Trusts.
Read more about $74,600 Homes .
Community Updates
Stay up to date on all Complete Communities neighborhood action plans, activities, and accomplishments! Read more about 10 Complete Communities.
Acres Homes
Second Chance Job Fair:  State Representative Jarvis Johnson held a Second Chance Job Fair for individuals who are unemployed, underemployed, or who have made mistakes in the past, including nonviolent ex-felons, to better their lives through gainful employment. The Second Chance Job Fair was held on Friday, February 21, from 9 am to 1 pm at the Acres Homes Workforce Solutions Center at 6730 Antoine Dr.
Alief - Westwood
Census Town Hall: A town hall meeting about saying YES! To Census 2020 was held. Partners included Houston Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Harris County, Houston Area Urban League, Mi Familia, Alpha Kappa Alpha, International Management District, Westchase Management District, Alief AARP, Alief ISD Family and Engagement, Super Neighborhood 25, and Super Neighborhood 17. All were on hand to offer information regarding the census and answer questions. Spanish and Vietnamese translators were also in attendance. For more information on the census, go to www.2020census.gov .
Kashmere Gardens
Flood Resiliency Workshops: A Complete Communities workshop in Kashmere Gardens focused on flooding and community resilience was held on January 14, 2020. Residents and stakeholders identified flood-related issues and recommendations to address these concerns . Read more about Flood Resiliency Workshops.
Magnolia Park - Manchester
Second Public Meeting: The second public meeting in Magnolia Park-Manchester was held on Saturday, February 8, at Mission Milby CDC. Thank you to Mission Milby for hosting, and to all those who came out to help plan the future of your community!
Near Northside
Memorial Hermann’s StepHealthy : Memorial Hermann has established a StepHealthy Walking Club at Clark Park, 9718 Clark Road, 77076. Join the walking club Monday thru Friday at 8:30 a.m. by registering at the site, or contact Community Program Manager-Exercise Specialist at 713-338-5997 or via  Katherine
Read more about StepHealthy.
Second Ward
Progress Update: Interested in learning about the progress of the Second Ward Complete Communities Action Plan or projects that you can be involved in implementing? We will schedule an event soon to provide an update on Complete Communities in Second Ward. Stay tuned!
Third Ward