Recovery can’t just work for Houston – we need to be working with residents and making sure our priorities match what residents are looking for. The City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) went looking for feedback on the Texas Action Plan for housing recovery and brought together our biggest community engagement effort to date. Between May and June 2018, we organized 17 public meetings, 8 focus groups, 7 presentations, a tele-town hall, and a public survey. Altogether, we heard from about 4500 Houston residents. Feedback from residents helps HCDD define our strategy going forward.
Our community engagement efforts will continue throughout the recovery process. We rely on feedback from residents and organizations across the city to tell us what is working and what we could be doing better. Community meetings are a great space to hear about the real needs of Houstonians and to build trust between residents and the City.
We’ve documented all our findings in a report (find it HERE), where you can find out what we heard from residents and how we changed our approach to make sure we were listening.