Complete Communities University
2022 Winter Session Application

The Department of Neighborhoods (DON) invites Houston residents to apply for enrollment in the Complete Community University (CCU) online leadership training course. The winter session will run eight-weeks, March 2 to April 20, 2022. Classes will be held on Wednesdays, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., via Microsoft Teams. The enrollment application deadline is February 11, 2022.
Offered each quarter, the CCU program coaches emerging leaders on civic engagement methods and techniques, cultivates positive relationships between community leaders and the City of Houston, and promotes the participation of residents in civic activities to vitalize neighborhoods.
The course curriculum focuses on leadership development through civic engagement, volunteerism, and voter education. Participants explore how city and county government function and relate to neighborhoods. They also learn how to effectively access City and community-based services and resources. 
CCU classes are conducted by DON staff with extensive experience in civic engagement and knowledge of Houston communities. The classes include presentations by subject experts with other City departments and partner organizations.

Covid 19 At-Home Tests are Available

Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of four free at-home tests from Orders include 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests. Follow this link and fill out the form with your contact and shipping information.


New Updates to Animal Welfare Code

This week I joined my city council colleagues in approving some important updates to our City of Houston animal welfare ordinance. The changes, which include pet stores can only sell dogs and cats sourced from humane organizations or pubic shelters and mandatory microchipping for all of our pets. I am grateful to all of the volunteers who helped us update this ordinance. We are confident that with these updates and the additional $1 million from American Rescue Plan Act, allocated by Mayor Turner, to spay and neuter 10,000 more pets, we are contributing to a reduction in pet overpopulation in our city. Click here to read more about the changes to the ordinance.