Vol. 1, Issue 13 – 10.01.20
 
DISTRICT F OFFICE
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: districtf@houstontx.gov 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.

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 declarations 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.
 
Señor Juan
1000 West Oaks Mall, Unit 421
Houston, TX 77082
 
11700 Westheimer Rd, Ste E
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
 

Small businesses are having a tough time. If you think a business needs help, they need help. Tell them about Bounce Back Westchase. Mention that they will get FREE advertising to 20,000 potential customers every week.  To view specials that are being offered by businesses this week, click here.

 
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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.
 
Mayor’s Task Force on Policing Reform

On September 30th, Mayor Turner announced that the Task Force on Policing Reform has released its recommendations.  To view the press conference, click on the image.

Mayor Turner has also signed an Executive Order that authorizes the Cite and Release program.  Houston Police officers will be able to issue citations instead of arresting individuals for certain Class A and Class B misdemeanors.  To view the press release, click here.  To view the press conference, click here.

 
Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Yesterday, City Council passed a resolution to recognize the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Houston.  Thank you to Council Member Gallegos for your efforts on this item.  Houston exists on the land of the Sana, Caohuiltecan, and Karankawa people, to mention a few. There’s room for all of us.  To learn more, please visit these links:https://native-land.ca/maps/territories/coahuiltecan

https://houstonfamilymagazine.com/features/houstons-native-american-heritage-runs-deep/

 
Nigeria Independence Day
On October 1st, 1960, Nigeria officially became a sovereign nation by declaring its independence from British colonial rule.  We would like to wish a happy Independence Day to the members of our Nigerian community!
 
The People’s Champ
We would like to give a special shout-out to Keep Houston Beautiful and Houston ToolBank!
Thank you for donating these tools for our Community Clean Up event this Saturday from 9am – 3pm.
 
Houston Clean City Commission
Our nominee for the Houston Clean City Commission, District F resident and West Houston Association President/CEO Dr. Alan Steinberg, has been confirmed by City Council!  Thank you, Dr. Steinberg, for your willingness to serve, and we look forward to the positive impact this commission will have on Houston with you on board.