Brays Oaks Super Neighborhood #36
welcomes Link Houston
Join us on Tuesday March 2, 2021 for a virtual meeting with Link Houston
LINK Houston advocates for a robust and equitable transportation network so that all people can reach opportunity.
LINK Houston envisions a city where one’s worth is not tied to a car. This means safer and more accessible conditions for those who walk and bike to reach opportunities. This means more frequent, accessible, and reliable public transit routes. This means mitigating negative impacts of infrastructure development. With your help, we can propel these issues into the public mindset, and convince our elected officials to create the policy changes that Houston needs.
Are you in need of emergency food assistance, help in applying for food
stamps, unemployment benefits, job search, COVID testing, counseling and other services? Volunteers with Houston Justice are standing by and ready to help you find the resources you need during the coronavirus pandemic. Call the COVID helpline at (713) 520-1500 anytime from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 7 days a week.
In the coming days we will see a historic and dangerous cold weather event for our region that has the potential to cause disruption, property damage, and could be a deadly risk for those who do not follow the necessary precautions and steps.
Freezing rain, sleet, and snow are all possible, as well as multiple days and nights with temperatures well below freezing. Because of the extended nature of this extreme weather event, I am urging everyone to take steps well beyond what you would normally do. 
The Public Works Department is working with TxDOT to treat highways and overpasses starting on Saturday, but given how extensive the city and our region are, not all streets or roadways will be treated. You will likely not be able to tell if a street has been treated, or if black ice is on the roadway. Again, stay off the streets beginning Sunday evening through Tuesday morning. 
Shelters & Warming Centers 
The City is working with the Coalition for the Homeless to open a warming shelter for those in need beginning Sunday afternoon at the George R. Brown Convention Center. 
HPD’s Homeless Outreach Team and the Coalition are proactively working on outreach to homeless individuals to let them know about the shelter, and METRO and Yellow Cab will assist by providing rides. METRO has waived pet restrictions for those being transported to the shelter. 
Harris County will also be opening warming centers and the locations will be announced in the next day or two. 
How to Prepare
Check on people (family, friends, and neighbors) who may be susceptible to cold weather and make sure they have access to shelter and heating. Hypothermia is a real risk with this storm and proper clothing and shelter is necessary. 
Pets should be brought indoors. 
Pipes that run outside or under a house should be wrapped in pipe insulation to avoid cracks due to water freezing in them; you should also know where your water shutoff valve is, in case a pipe bursts and your water needs to be shut off. You can also leave your water faucets at a slow drip and leave cabinet doors open to reduce the risk of pipes bursting. 
Plants need to be covered or brought inside to avoid frost damage. 
Helpful Links
You can follow alerts & updates @
To get local alerts directly through AlertHouston @
Weather updates @
Monitor local road conditions through Transtar @
Report power outages via CenterPoint @
Impacted Services
The Solid Waste Management Department garbage and recycling pick-up on Monday will be delayed; more information will be forthcoming regarding Tuesday service and Monday make-up service.
On Monday and Tuesday, all METRO transit service will be suspended, including HOV/HOT lanes, bus, rail, and METROLift.
You should report any power outages or issues to CenterPoint by phone at
713-207-2222 or online at CenterPoint is urging customers to be cautious with your thermostat because if too many people hike up their heat, the system will be overloaded and further outages could be more likely. This is a time for us all to do our part to ensure others can also be safe (and warm) in their homes. 
The Public Works Department crews will be on standby for pipe bursts and breaks. As this is a regional event that will likely lead to heavy demand throughout the City, it may take time to get to you. Please take as many precautions as possible to proactively protect your pipes and your property. 
Senator Borris Miles you to a virtual job fair on 
February 25th, 2021 in conjunction with Workforce Solutions. This job fair will feature small and large businesses across Harris County and Fort Bend who will be looking for a wide range of candidates. This event will start at 8 a.m. with some employers staying active until midnight! Applicants will be able to live chat with employers from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. We hope to see you there! For more information on the virtual job fair, check out the flyer below.
If you are an applicant who wants to register please click Here.
If you are an employer who wants to register please click Here.
The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) is launching the Texas Rent Relief Program. This program is designed for the residents of Texas who have been unable to keep up with their rent and/or utilities due to unemployment, COVID-19, or other financial stressors. To see if you qualify for this program, please visit and view the “Do I Qualify” portion of the page.
Applications open Monday, February 15th, 2021. To apply, please call 1-833-989-7368 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, or by submitting your application online at This is a first come, first serve program that will end when all funding has been distributed.