What are the Super Neighborhoods targeted for WeCAN Neighborhood WiFi Access as part of Houston WiFi and how were they chosen?

The super neighborhoods under consideration were identified through an extensive and meticulous process involving key stakeholders and based on three major areas of consideration: 1) neighborhood socio-economic
condition (need), 2) neighborhood assets (i.e. schools, city
facilities, community based organizations, etc.); and, 3)
neighborhood initiatives (i.e. Houston Hope, etc.). Please see
enclosed list of super neighborhoods under consideration sorted by
council district.


As part of the City’s Digital Inclusion Initiative, WeCAN, a total of 28 neighborhoods were identified as super neighborhoods that could benefit from digital inclusion implementation. These super
neighborhood were selected based on three
major areas of consideration: 1) neighborhood socio-economic
condition (need), 2) neighborhood assets (i.e. schools, city
facilities, community based organizations, etc.); and, 3)
neighborhood initiatives (i.e. Houston Hope, etc.) and prioritized
based on their rank with 10 super neighborhoods identified for
funding and implementation.


The Gulfton Super Neighborhood served as the first of the 10 Super Neighborhoods. The remaining nine are as follows:

  • Acres Homes #6

  • Eastex/Jensen Area #46

  • Fifth Ward #55

  • Greater Third Ward #67

  • Independence Heights #13

  • Magnolia Park #82

  • OST/South Union #68

  • Second Ward #63

  • Sunnyside #71


Other targeted neighborhoods for consideration include:

  • Carverdale #3

  • Clinton Park Tri-Community #59

  • Denver Harbor #56

  • East Houston #49

  • Fourth Ward #60

  • Greater Eastwood #64

  • Gulfgate/Pine Valley #69

  • Harrisburg/Manchester #65

  • Kashmere Gardens #52

  • Lawndale/Wayside #88

  • Minnetex #77

  • Northside Village (Near Northside) #51

  • Northside/NorthLine #45

  • Pecan Park #70

  • Settegast #50

  • South Park #72

  • Trinity/Houston Gardens #48

  • Westwood #29


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