October 2019 Newsletter
Department of Neighborhoods
Matching Grants - November 1 Deadline

Mayor Sylvester Turner, the City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods (DON) and the City Council announce the 2019-2020 Neighborhood Matching Grants Program to help neighborhood-based nonprofit organizations fund projects that improve the appearance of neighborhoods, cultivate volunteerism, and promote community pride.  The application deadline is November 1, 2019. Read more .
Ion Smart Cities Accelerator Opens Office at Station Houston

Station Houston  (“Station”), Houston’s accelerator for startup technology companies, corporate innovation and entrepreneurship, announced that its Ion Smart Cities Accelerator will open its first office space and prototyping lab on September 23. The  Accelerator , backed by Microsoft and Intel with programming and benefits provided by Station, TX/RX, a nonprofit makerspace, and the City of Houston launched in September in the Near Northside Community.

A makerspace is a physical location where people gather to share resources and knowledge. People work on projects, network, and build in a makerspace. The space, at 1301 Fannin St, opened just after the Accelerator announced its first project to tackle Houston’s transportation, resiliency, and other needs, including flow of information, data analysis and engagement, and infrastructure. Read more.
Community Toolbox
Walkable Places
Community Meetings

Community meetings to introduce the proposed Walkable Places and Transit Corridor Ordinances have been scheduled and will kick off in Third Ward, Monday, October 21, 6:00 p.m. at Emancipation Park, 3018 Emancipation Ave. Read more.
Community Updates

Stay up to date on all 10 Complete Communities neighborhood action plans, activities, and accomplishments. Read more .
Department Spotlights

Learn about city department programs and community civic engagements that are taking place in the Complete Communities. Read more.
Toolbox Tips

Helpful tips and things to know about the City of Houston and other community resources. Read more. 

Director’s Message 
In upcoming months, Directors or Leaders of the Mayor's Office of Complete Communities, the Planning and Development Department, and the Department of Neighborhoods will bring you their perspective on Complete Communities. Stay tuned!

Pictured here is Director Shannon Buggs of the Mayor's Office of Complete Communities