January 2020 Newsletter
Mayor Sylvester Turner announces the opening of two Financial Empowerment Centers

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, representatives of the national nonprofit organization Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, and Regions Bank announced the opening of two Financial Empowerment Centers (FECs) on January 9, 2020. The FEC's provide one-to-one, professional financial counseling to Houstonians at no cost to residents.

The FEC locations are at the Acres Homes Multi Service Center, 6719 W. Montgomery Rd. 77091, in north Houston, and at the Magnolia Multi Service Center, 7037 Capitol St. 77011, in the City’s East End area. Read more about Financial Empowerment Centers.
Mayor Sets the Course for Complete Communities in Inaugural Speech
In his inaugural speech, the mayor outlined initiatives for his second term. Under his leadership, the City is to expand street repairs beyond the 250,000 potholes filled in his first term; involve non-profits and corporations as financial partners in further reduction of homelessness; carry out newly funded flood mitigation projects; debut the final version of the city's first climate action plan; improve neighborhood parks through a private-public partnership; further expand the city's digital innovation economic sector; continue work through the Complete Communities initiative toward equitability for under-served neighborhoods; and more. Read more about Mayor's inaugural speech. 
Community Toolbox
Arts and Culture within
Complete Communities

Complete Communities has two arts components to help promote the unique cultures of the five pilot neighborhoods. As such, this planning effort provides an ideal space for Mayor’s Office of cultural Affairs and Houston Arts Alliance to collaborate in implementing the cultural equity aspects of the 2015 Arts and Culture Plan. Those two programs are the mayor’s Resident Artist Program (RAP) and the Visit My Neighborhood Grant. Read more about arts and culture.
Community Updates
Stay up to date on all 10 Complete Communities neighborhood action plans, activities, and accomplishments! Read more about the Communities .