Model for Development: Neighborhood Centers Recognized for Asking About Needs of the Poor

There are many approaches to community development, but actually involving the community seems like an obvious one that few cities leaders address. The team at Houston’s Neighbor Centers, Inc though got some recognition for their work in the New York Times for their efforts to seek what they should do by involving their clients. Recommended reading.

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Houston Furniture Bank: Nonprofit Who Helps Many After Tragedies is a Fire Victim Itself

A Houston nonprofit known for helping families re-establish themselves after resettlement or tragedy has suffered a fire itself. The Houston Furniture Bank was hit be a 2 alarm fire on Saturday that although was devastating in its impact, has not stopped the executive director from saying that they can start over – and rise like a Phoenix.
If you would like to help, contact them via their website here.
(Video: KHOU 11 News)

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Houston’s Homeless Resolve to Get Off The Streets

As a new year is here, and cold nights are looming, homeless people and their advocates reflect on their own resolutions. (Video: KHOU 11 News)

Down for the Count Houston’s Homeless Population Has Dropped Dramatically Over the Last 3 Years (SwampLot)