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Legal Statement

In 2007, Houston LISC embraced a new vision for supporting healthy neighborhood development in a sustainable manner. Our comprehensive approach brings together strategies for development of both “places and the people” concentrated in specific neighborhoods. We define a sustainable community as places of choice and opportunity where families can live, work, and raise their children. We have identified five program goals that, taken together, define this larger vision of Sustainable Communities:

  • Developing, Preserving, Investing in the Physical Environment
  • Increasing Family Income and Wealth
  • Stimulating Economic Activity, Locally and Regionally
  • Improving Access to Quality Education

A year later we launched a community revitalization program based on these goals called GO Neighborhoods. Eight neighborhoods were invited to participate in the Neighborhood Challenge selection process designed to determine which neighborhoods were most ready to start.

Key criteria for selection of these pilot neighborhoods included: the depth and breadth of residents and leader participation in community organized discussions, an ability to collectively agree upon neighborhood priorities and whether the participants could agree upon a demonstration project. Finally, the Challenge required that neighborhoods identify a “Convening Agency” to serve as the coordinator and fiscal agent for the pilot program.

n 2007, Houston LISC embraced a new vision for supporting healthy neighborhood development in a sustainable manner. Our comprehensive approach brings together strategies for development of both “places and the people” concentrated in specific neighborhoods. We define a sustainable community as places of choice and opportunity where families can live, work, and raise their children. We have identified five program goals that, taken together, define this larger vision of Sustainable Communities.

We have identified five program goals that, taken together, define this larger vision of Sustainable Communities.