Vol. 1, Issue 14 – 10.08.20
October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are producing a video in October to raise awareness and would like to interview breast cancer survivors in District F.  If you would like to participate in this video, or you know someone who is a survivor or has a story related to breast cancer, please contact our office: [email protected] or (832) 393-3002.
The City of Houston’s Rental Assistance Program is still accepting enrollment from landlords and renters.  To receive up to $2,112 for back due rent, apply here.  If your landlord does not want to enroll in this program, visit this portal to enter your information.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a nationwide eviction moratorium, effective through December 31, 2020.  In order to be covered by this moratorium, you must sign and submit a declaration to your landlord.  The moratorium and declaration are available here in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Arabic, Urdu, and French.If the Rental Assistance Program does not cover the full amount that you owe to your landlord, please ask your landlord to enter into a payment plan.  Templates are available here.  For guidance on how to speak with your landlord about this topic, click here.  For additional tenant resources, click here.

Hispanic Heritage Month takes place from September 15th to October 15th every year as a time to recognize and celebrate the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the Hispanic American community.  Through October 15th, we will be dedicating this section of our newsletter towards celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.  Stay tuned for our upcoming video spotlighting the Hispanic community of District F.
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The District F Community Clean-Up event on Saturday was an overwhelming success thanks to our partners and community volunteers. Together, we cleaned and mowed nearly 100,000 square feet of an easement on Spring Grove Dr over the course of a single morning.  Thank you to Keep Houston Beautiful, Houston ToolBank, our HOT Team, Alief Super Neighborhood Council, Heads Up Houston, Rho Theta and Theta Chi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc, Vice Mayor Pro Tem Martha Castex Tatum, the E. L. Kingsley Foundation, Precision Works Lawn Services, and the 56 volunteers (young and old) who saved us over $4,000 in taxpayer funds by donating their time.
We would also like to give a shout-out to Barbara Quattro and the volunteers for Super Neighborhood 25’s Tree Trimming event this past Sunday.
The trees along Alief Clodine between Boone and Kirkwood are looking great!
Thank you to all of our community members who attended our virtual Neighborhood Night Out event earlier this past Tuesday, as well as to our special guests Mayor Turner, Senator Boris Miles, Council Member David Robinson, HPD Chief Art Acevedo, Westside Commander David Angelo, Westside Lieutenant Timothy Trometer, and Westside DRT Officer Timothy Whitaker.  Next year, hot dogs are on us.
At this week’s Council Meeting, Council Member Thomas dedicated her Pop-Off Comments to thanking the special guests at our recent events, praising Public Works for their advance work notices and public engagement meetings, and raising awareness of entities who are taking advantage of the pandemic by going door-to-door offering residents the opportunity to participate in vaccine trials.
The Solid Waste Department is asking for your input as part of our long-range solid waste management planning process.  The input you can provide is important, valuable and will help the City create a plan that will improve the solid waste services provided; that protects Houston’s environment and contributes to making our community stronger.  To take the survey, click here.  For more information on this plan, click here.
The City of Houston’s “Don’t Let Houston Go To Waste” anti-litter campaign has kicked off!  Please help us identify areas of waste.  [email protected]

Houston Community Fridges is a campaign started by a group of Houstonians inspired by others in different states with the purpose of providing fresh food, clean water, and other products for the less fortunate. To view volunteer duties, click here.  For the updated list of donations that are accepted, click here.

For more information, email Vanessa Lipscomb or call (713) 498-5418.