Hurricane Harvey Clean-up Hotline

If anyone, regardless of where they live, needs assistance cleaning their houses, you must call 1-800-451-1954  and register your house. The deadline to register for this service is 9/15.


Volunteer to help families recover from Harvey!

Volunteer to help families recover from Harvey!

Join the Fifth Ward CRC and neighbors helping neighbors to rebuild after Harvey! Registration is now open to help restore homes in the fifth ward and east end. We are hoping to be able to help three families per day to return to their homes and with cleanup in general – sign up to support here: Shifts are four hours each and check in is at the FWCRC at 9:30 daily. Homeowners needing assistance can message Houston’s Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation to be added to the list of projects based on availability of resources, or email or For interested residents with damaged homes: We are currently only focusing on repairing homes in the 77020, 77026 and 77028 zip codes.


Fifth Ward Film Festival 8/4-8/6


The DeLuxe Theater and Texas Southern University will host the premiere of The Fifth Ward Documentary Film Festival. The event will be held August 4 through August 6, 2017 at the DeLuxe Theater on Lyons Avenue and I-59. The festival will screen three documentaries – I Am Not Your Negro, Porgy & Me, Mickey Leland: Citizen of the World – and discussions with documentary principals following selected screenings. The documentaries were selected based upon their relation to Black culture and the arts. The festival is supported by a grant from the Houston Arts Alliance.

The three-day festival is free and open to the public. Advance tickets can be reserved at For more information about the Festival, visit

Event organizers, including Jolie Rocke Brown, TSU’s visiting associate professor of music, are planning to set the Festival as an annual event to draw community and arts patrons to the DeLuxe. The DeLuxe Theater is a cooperative venture by the city of Houston and Texas Southern University. The DeLuxe is also in partnership with The Fifth Ward Redevelopment Corporation. The theater is managed by TSU and presents programming by and for the University, and is available to public and private entities for events. The newly renovated arts center stands as a rich, historic and cultural icon in the Fifth Ward neighborhood.


Upcoming show at Deluxe Theater

Showing in August, The first play in Reginald Edmund’s “City of the Bayou” collection, “Daughters of the Moon” follows a runaway slave girl and a former slave mistress who are seeking freedom from an oppressive past. The story follows them through their travails and perilous journey. 
The play had its Houston premier run in May and is being re-mounted for its thought provoking message which brings to bare issues centered on race, slavery, violence, gender — all  significant narratives in our modern society. In this second running within a year, it is hoped that Houstonians will not only enjoy the artistic content but take advantage of the opportunity to reflect on our history.
The play is directed by Timothy Eric, presented by the Nigerian American Multicultural Council and KEW Learning Academy with special support from Texas Southern University.
Show times are on Thursday August 10th and Friday August 11th at 7:30 pm, Saturday August 12th at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm, and Sunday August 13th at 2:00 pm. Performances will hold at the impressive DeLUXE Theater in Houston’s Historical 5th Ward, located at 3303 Lyons Avenue, Houston, TX 77020.
General admission to the play is $20. Tickets can be purchased and seats reserved at Additionally, I also have tickets that can be purchased by contacting me at   A percentage of the proceeds will go towards scholarships at the Texas Southern University. 

For more information please contact