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Vol. 2, Issue 13 - 04.01.21
Earlier this week, AlertHouston's HoustonRecovers subscribers were notified of thousands of Houston Health Department appointment slots.
To be alerted of new appointment opportunities, please go to https://houstonemergency.org/alerts/ to create an account. On the "My Subscriptions" page, make sure to check the box for "Houston Recovers".
Memorial Hermann is partnering with Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services (ECHOS) to host a 2-day vaccination clinic on March 31 and April 1, where we plan to vaccinate approximately 1,800 individuals in Southwest Houston.
ECHOS Event Details
March 31 – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
April 1 – 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services (ECHOS) – 9600 S. Gessner, Houston, TX 77071
Event registration: ECHOS and other community partners worked directly with their clients to schedule vaccination appointments at the 2-day event. To register for vaccination at Memorial Hermann, please complete the online COVID-19 Vaccination Request Form.
The CDC has extended the nation-wide eviction moratorium through June 30, 2021. Review the qualifications, sign the document, and submit a copy to your landlord. For more information and the document in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Arabic, and Urdu, click here.
Churches and facilities in District F: if you are interested in potentially becoming a vaccination site, please click on the image to fill out our survey.
Iglesias y instalaciones en el Distrito F: si está interesado en convertirse en un sitio de vacunación, haga clic en la imagen para completar nuestra encuesta.
Các nhà thờ và cơ sở ở Quận F: nếu bạn quan tâm đến việc có khả năng trở thành một địa điểm tiêm chủng, vui lòng nhấp vào hình ảnh để điền vào bản khảo sát của chúng tôi.
The Houston Harris County Winter Storm Relief Fund is now accepting applications for home repair assistance for residents whose homes were damaged during the winter storm.
At Tuesday's Rent Assistance and Legal Aid Drive-Through Event, we served over 400 families!
Our sincere gratitude goes out to the AFL-CIO, South Texas School of Law, Houston Volunteer Lawyers, Lone Star Legal Aid, Catholic Charities, the Houston Housing and Community Development Department, the Houston Internet Technology Services Department, Good News Church, Heads Up Houston, The Betterment Project, Al-Noor, PVAMU Community Development Graduate Students, Theta Chi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Eta Rho Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Houston Area Urban League, Alief Family Engagement, Texas State Rep. Gene Wu, and the District F HOT Spot Team. This would not have been possible without our partners and volunteers!
On Tuesday, March 30th, Council Member Thomas presented a surprise proclamation to Dr. Edna L. Kingsley for her tireless work in the community, particularly with food distributions in Alief.
On Wednesday, March 31st, Council Member Thomas dedicated her pop-off comments to thanking our partners and volunteers at Tuesday's Rent Assistance and Legal Aid Drive-Through Event and informing the District F community of food distributions taking place on Saturday, April 3rd.
Westpark Paving and Drainage
(often referred to as the "Westpark Widening" project by residents)
A virtual public hearing for this project was held on Tuesday, March 23rd. To view the recorded meeting, presentation slides, project summary, and much more, click here.
50/50 Park Partnerswants to hear from you about future improvements to Harwin Park! Please fill out this surveybefore April 10th to give your input on what you’d like to see in these neighborhood parks.
Super Neighborhood 25 has applied for a $5K grant to support the Alief Community Garden and needs your help! Please consider voting for the Alief Community Garden on this website! The voting period will close on April 7th at 8AM. Voting results will be taken into consideration in addition to the grant application submitted.
On Wednesday, March 31st, a farewell reception was held for outgoing HPD Chief Art Acevedo. We thank him for his service to our city and wish him nothing but the best in Miami.
At last week's HPD Westside PIP Meeting, Commander David Angelo and officers discussed February's crime stats and trends, and, more importantly, provided context to them. To view the crime report from the meeting, click here.
Please provide up to date information about your HOA in order for us to keep in contact with you. Click on the image to fill in your information.
For those interested in being on this year's Steering Committee for the Youth Conference, please click on the image and fill out the form . This form is intended for youth ages between 15 - 18 years old. After you have filled out this form, please send your resume and cover letter to Idalid.Navarro@houstontx.gov.
Click on the form to report homeless encampments in our district. The Solid Waste Department will sanitize these sites to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
The Solid Waste Management Department would like to remind residents to follow rules and guidelines in order for the department to better serve you.
You are invited to participate in a survey to collect information about COVID-19 vaccine eligibility. This online survey should take about 2-10 minutes to complete. Participation is voluntary, and responses will be kept confidential to the degree permitted by the technology being used.
If you qualify for the COVID-19 vaccine under Phase 1A, 1B, or 1C, please click on the image to fill out the survey and provide the District F office with your information so that we can keep you updated on vaccine availability. This data will be shared with the Houston Health Department (HHD). Bedbound residents and seniors aged 90+ are currently being prioritized.
Volunteer registration for 2021 Keep Houston Beautiful Day REMAINS OPEN FOR VOLUNTEERS THROUGH APRIL 4TH.
Register here. Make sure to state "Alief Harwin Cleanup" as the team you will be participating with.
Designing for Impact:
Building Hubs and Corridors in the Complete Communities
Please join us for the second event in our three-part series presented by AIA Houston and the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), in partnership with the City of Houston's Complete Communities Initiative. We heard your concerns regarding being involved in the vision for your community. This will be a great opportunity for residents and community leaders to engage with design professionals, creative individuals, stakeholders, and design students through a workshop to help bring your ideas for your communities to life.
Register for the workshop event, and join in the discussion Saturday, April 10 at 10 a.m.All residents will have a direct opportunity to talk with the design teams selected to bring the selected anchor project from the Complete Communities action plan to life. During the community design workshop, residents will meet with Complete Community Neighborhood planners, design teams, developers, and community stakeholders to inform design ideas and provide community insight. Final presentations to the community will be on Saturday, April 24 at 10.am.
If you missed the kick-off presentation and panel discussion on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. you can view it HERE.
Houston LISC is offering small grants to support community-led projects, activities, and campaigns. The goal of these grants is to seed community building and improve quality of life at the grassroots level. Grants are for $500-$5000. Ideal applications are for projects that develop civic engagement, community relationship building, and support existing neighborhood plans. Anyone interested in applying for a grant is encouraged to bring project ideas to a grant workshop. Click the following links for workshop registration, information packet, flyer, and grant application. Applications due no later than April 15, 2021.
The LISC Sports & Recreation team is excited to announce a new round of funding for the NFL Foundation Grassroots Program. The program offers matching grants up to $250,000 to build, refurbish or add amenities to multi-purpose playing fields that feature youth football programming. Click here for the Request for Proposals and here to get more information about the program. Proposals are due May 31, 2021.
Applications for the 2021 City of Houston Summer Jobs Program are now being accepted through April 16th.