Is to act as the platform for engaging collaborative solutions that produce economic development, equitable education and citizen's empowerment solutions that directly benefit the historically undeserved communities of Northeast Houston.
Five community advocates working together to create opportunities for change in the under-served communities of Northeast Houston
Founding Board of Directors
(l to r) Ken Williams, Dineta Frazier, Keith Downey, Huey German-Wilson & Juan Sorto
Hurricane Harvey delivered 51 inches of rain to Houston on August 27, 2017. Immediately after the rain stopped 5 community leaders banded together and facilitated an immediate response to effected neighborhoods in Northeast Houston. For 3 weeks proceeding the storm this group operated a emergency supply distribution center In partnership Trinity Garden Church of Christ delivering nearly $250,000 in supplies to residents in Kashmere Gardens, Trinity Gardens, Lakewood and Verde Forest and neighboring communities After 3 weeks of operating the emergency pantry the group had compiled a list of nearly 500 residents that had visited the pantry but that had also been displaced by Harvey. It was apparent to them there was more that needed to be done to help these families recover.
In September 2017, after block walking neighorhoods and assessing needs of residents the "fab five" began case managing residents and linking them with resources.
On October 7, 2017 in response to the questions and concerns of residents, the "fab five" hosted a town-hall meeting at the Kashmere Multi-Service Center that brought federal, state and local municipalities together to answer the questions about rebuilding and recovery efforts in their neighborhoods.
In November 2017 the decision was made to formalize this group for the purpose of RESTORING, REBUILDING & REVITALIZING Northeast Houston communities and Northeast Next Door Redevelopment Council was established. In January 2018 the orgranization re-branded the name to Northeast Houston Redevelopment Council