We bring people together to collaborate on projects,
this is some of our current work.

Complete Count Committee

In conjunction with the civic participation and census work coordination of our member organizations and Census Working Group, Houston in Action provides coordination, support and infrastructure to the Complete Count Committee (CCC), which launched July 19. The CCC was formed by Harris County, the City of Houston and Houston in Action, and is the first joint initiative of its kind. Houston in Action staffs and facilitates CCC meetings, and the Health, Community Based, Communication, and Education Complete Count subcommittees.


Counting undercounted communities

Houston in Action and its partners serve as the convener/facilitator for government, non-profits, research institutions and other relevant stakeholders to plan and implement a comprehensive community-wide 2020 Census plan that focuses on counting undercounted communities.

We invite others to join our partners in Census efforts by completing the inquiry form located here

HiA began continuous planning efforts for the 2020 Census in the Spring of 2018. We are proud of our partnership with the City of Houston, Harris County and the U.S. Census Bureau. 

View the recap of our Census 2020 Webinar with January Advisors.


The new

GenHTX is amplifying the voices of the next generation of our city’s leaders. When young people are given opportunities to shape the systems and structures that support our communities, we can build a better future for all Houstonians.

Take Action

Houston in Action is committed to data-driven approaches to our work of breaking through systemic barriers to civic participation. Take Action Houston reporting was commissioned by Houston Endowment and assesses systemic barriers and opportunities for civic engagement in Harris County, examining both political and social arenas of civic action. It provides a systematic audit of federal, state and local statutes and other policy statements pertaining to civic engagement in Harris County. It summarizes relevant policy and reports data from a variety of sources to paint a comprehensive picture of what participation looks like on the ground, where potential barriers to political and social engagement are found, and what community leaders think about the civic attitudes and behaviors of the residents and constituents they serve.

When we contribute to/are involved in shaping and maintaining the systems, services, and structures that help our families and community be their best, they can improve our quality of life and opportunities to have a good life, good jobs, and prosper.

HiA is the collective power of people and organizations throughout the Greater Houston area coming together to promote community leadership and break down systemic barriers to civic participation.
View our partner organizations
United Way of Greater Houston 2020 Census Response Grant