Neighborhood 101
Java Talk
A Morning With The City Of Houston

What a party we had at our September 28th Neighborhood 101 workshop. Special thanks to Mayra Hypolite of the Department of Neighborhoods for bringing our “Java Talk” to life.

We compiled a list of neighborhood concerns from our community leaders and will continue working on solutions for our residents. Real, sustainable change and improvements requires consistent community engagement. District K, you haven’t seen anything yet. Our community is on fire and ready to soar to new heights!

If you were not able to attend we are happy to share the HTV recording with you to review with your neighbors and civic association members.

Fort Bend Houston Complete Community Kick Off

Mark your calendars ! Join Mayor Sylvester Turner, Council Member Martha Castex-Tatum, the District K Team, and City staff to kick off the Fort Bend Houston Complete Community.

Attend your neighborhood meeting to share the vision of what you want to see in your community! Your input and plans will help define what makes Fort Bend a complete community.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
6:00 pm-7:30 pm
Willowridge High School
16301 Chimney Rock Road, Houston 77053

Use the link to sign up to receive the Fort Bend Complete Community Newsletter.

Glow in the Dark in the Clarke

Join Council Member Martha Castex-Tatum, the Houston Police Department, Hiram Clarke Store Front Association, and New Faith Church for a safe and fun filled event for the entire family.

Thursday, October 31, 2019
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
New Faith Church
4315 W Fuqua St, Houston 77045


Our District K Hot Team has been picking up these annoying yellow signs that “home flippers” have placed in various areas of our community. I called the number and sent pictures asking the group to refrain from this method of advertising.

If you see these signs and can safely remove them from the esplanades and city right of ways feel free to do so.

As District K staff and residents are continuing to research to determine the groups behind these signs, the office is also working on a process to send official warning notification so the City can begin to issue citations to common offenders.

Lets all work together to Keep District K beautiful!

Hot Team Reporting Protocol
We need your help to make every day, Keep District K Beautiful day! Please remember to continue to follow the City’s protocol when you encounter dumping or a neighborhood nuisance. Report the matter to 311 Houston, obtain the service request number, and share the site address and 311 service request number with the District K office staff via phone or email. The responsible staff member will make contact with the correlating City Department for resolution. If the District K staff determine the City Department is not able to resolve the matter in a reasonable time frame, the work will be scheduled for the Hot Team. Feel free to reach out to the District K office if you have any additional questions or concerns about the procedures the Council Member has established for the team.

National Night Out 2019

October 1st was National Night Out and we had 45 Civic Clubs and HOAs with planned events. That’s the highest number of celebrations District K has ever had. Our team was excited to visit about five celebrations each. The District K office wants to see your excitement and pictures. Send in your NNO pictures and your neighborhood may receive a special surprise! NNO comes at a time when we all really need to rally around one another and show off our strength and our partnerships. Thank you to everyone that celebrated and hosted events in your neighborhoods. Let’s make next year even bigger.

Madison High School Grand Opening

Congratulations Principal Carlotta Outley Brown on a stellar Grand Opening ceremony. The entire community stands with you as you lead Madison High School. Our students deserve a dedicated leader with committed teachers.

We are so proud of the work you have already done and are looking forward to celebrating future success with the “Marlin Nation” on “Upper White Heather St.” It was indeed another great day in District K.

District K Career Fair

On September 10 the
Mu Kappa Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated partnered with the District K office to host the 1st annual Legacy Career Fair at the Hiram Clarke Multi-Service Center.

Several employers participated seeking to fill career opportunities at various employment levels. I am happy to report three residents received offers on the spot!

District K Resident Recognized

Congratulations Dan Ownby on achieving the highest honor in scouting.

City of Houston: Harvey Homeowner Assistance Program

Houston homeowners have until Dec. 31, 2019 to make home repairs that could be eligible for reimbursement under the federal Harvey Homeowner Assistance Program (HoAP).

The deadline is set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The deadline is for the actual repairs to be completed; homeowners can still apply for reimbursement after December 31 for work completed before that date. “If you’ve been putting off repairs of damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, now is the time to make them so that you may be eligible to have federal funds cover some of your costs,” said Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.

The maximum amount of reimbursement depends on homeowners’ income:

• Below 80% Area Media Income (AMI): 100% of eligible expenses, up to $80,000
• 81 -120% AMI: 50% of eligible expenses, up to $40,000
• Above 120% AMI: 25% of eligible expense, up to $20,000

All homeowners impacted by Hurricane Harvey should take the Harvey Recovery Survey at or by phone at 832-393-0550.

Program representatives are available in multiple languages to take questions and assist Houstonians in taking the survey. The survey takes less than 15 minutes and does not require documentation.

Almost 20,000 residents have taken the Harvey Recovery Survey. As a result, about 5,000 homeowners have been invited to apply to HoAP and are working on an application or have completed their submission.

Seventy-one percent of survey respondents potentially eligible for HoAP are low- to moderate-income as a result of extensive outreach effort in vulnerable neighborhoods.

Almost $150 million is still available for reimbursements.

Funds for Harvey Recovery Programs are provided by the City of Houston and the Texas General Land Office through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant Program.