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.
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.
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- Firefighters battle massive furniture fire in southeast Houston (KTRK 13 News)
- Two-alarm blaze levels Houston non-profit (Houston Chronicle)
- HFD: Crews battle 2-alarm fire at furniture store in southeast Houston (KPRC 2 News)