Helpful Tips & Links on Strengthening Your Neighborhood

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Carrollton has many strong and active neighborhood organizations. These organizations, along with their partnerships with schools, businesses, religious institutions, community organizations, and the city help make Carrollton what it is today. The city encourages communication, partnership and understanding among these groups.

Below are some resources for the neighborhood organizations and information on how to register or renew registrations with the Community Development Office.

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Interested in starting a neighborhood organization? Does your organization wish to create a newsletter or web site? Neighborhood resources can provide an abundance of information, ranging from by-laws to finance, crime watch to recruitment.

Neighborhood Handbook

The handbook provides information on how to start up and maintain a Neighborhood Association or HOA.  The advice and tips in the Handbook are as pertinent for new associations just starting out as to HOA's and Neighborhood Groups that have been active for years.

Involved Neighbors of Carrollton - A Handbook for Neighborhoods 

The following brochures provide assistance to neighborhood organizations

  • Communications 87645026   
    • Creating Newsletters - Goals, story ideas, design, layout, production, distribution and writing tips for effective neighborhood newsletters.
    • Creating Web sites - Instructions for designing, writing and creating a neighborhood Web page.
  • Neighborhood Events        
    • Block Parties - Benefits, requirements, phases and details of planning a traditional neighborhood block party.
    • Community Clean-ups - Understanding, developing, selecting, organizing and conducting a neighborhood clean-up and/or fix-up campaign.
  • Neighborhood Finances
    • Bank Accounts - Protecting, maintaining, enhancing and investing neighborhood organization funds.
    • Treasury Safeguards - Steps a neighborhood organization can take to guard against theft
  • Neighborhood Organization.
  • Neighborhood Safety
    • Crime Watch - The goals, objectives, standard structure and volunteer positions associated with a neighborhood crime watch. 
    • Vandalism - Victims, costs, effects, causes and solutions for graffiti and other vandalism.

Watch these videos from our 2015 Involved Neighbors event covering various topics applicable to any neighborhood.


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