Vol. 1, Issue 11 – 09.17.20
 
DISTRICT F OFFICE
 
 
The deadline for landlords and tenants to enroll in the City of Houston’s Rental Assistance Program has been extended.  To receive up to $2,112 for back due rent, apply here.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a nationwide eviction moratorium, effective through December 31, 2020, but it does not forgive unpaid rent.  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. We are also producing a video to shine a spotlight on the Hispanic community of District F.  If you would like to nominate someone for this video, please let us know: DistrictF@houstontx.gov.

 
 
La Ruana Colombian Restaurant
14447 Bellaire Blvd, Ste A
Houston, TX 77083
 
 
 
Tuttopane Bakery and Cafe
13525 Westheimer Rd #2
Houston, TX 77077
 
 
  • FREE In-Home COVID-19 Testing
  • To qualify, you must be an adult over 60, a person with a disability, or a veteran; all must be homebound
  • Call 1-800-213-8471 or email: aging@houstontx.gov
 
BEFORE
 
AFTER
  • The above photos are from another illegal dumping hotspot that our HOT Team recently cleaned up.  Please continue to help us identify these hotspots.
  • Report it to 311 first.  After you receive the service request number, send that number to DistrictF@houstontx.gov or call us at (832) 393-3002. If you have a photo, send that as well.
  • The HOT team will not pick up items located on private property.
  • Junk Waste not accepted: roofing, shingles, bricks, plaster, concrete, and large truck tires.
  • Tree Waste not accepted: lumber and treated wood.
 
Tanglewilde I NTMP
Please be advised that public comments for this speed cushion project have been reviewed by Public Works.  Funded through our office’s Council District Service Fund, the next project phase will be scheduling construction.  We will provide updates as they become available from Public Works.
 
Our office recently allocated Council District Service Fund dollars to Fire Station 76, located on Cook Rd, for the purchase of new tools, including the Husqvarna Power Cutter K970 Saw pictured here.  We are always more than happy to assist our firefighters.
 
Housing and Community Affairs Committee Meeting – 09.15.20

For the agenda, click here.
To view the meeting, click on the image.
For the flyers and documents mentioned by Director McCasland, click here.

 
The People’s Champ
On Tuesday, September 15th, Council Member Thomas and Mayor Turner presented Iglesia Rios De Aceite with a proclamation for their outstanding work in the community.  Thank you to Pastors Hernan and Wendy Castano, and their congregation, for their continued dedication to helping others in times of greatest need.
 
 
CM Thomas Pop-Off – 09.16.20
Council Member Thomas dedicated her Council comments to highlighting the Alief Cares food distribution taking place this Saturday, Hispanic Heritage Month, and Mayor Turner’s anti-littering campaign.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS

 
Ongoing: WHAM Holiday Toy and Blanket Drive