Demolition and Clearance Assistance

The City of Amarillo’s Community Development Department offers financial assistance for demolition and clearance of substandard structures or accumulations of junk and debris to qualified property owners. Funded through a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and offered through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), this program aims to eliminate slum and blight in low-to-moderate income neighborhoods.
Accessory buildings like sheds or garages, residences and commercial buildings which may be fire damaged or deteriorated to an unsafe condition, are eligible for demolition through this program. Property owners must qualify as low-to-moderate income to receive assistance.
Applications are available in the Community Development office in the Simms Municipal Building, 808 S. Buchanan St. To learn more about this program, contact Program Coordinator Summer McCampbell at (806) 378-6276 or summer.mccampbell@amarillo.gov.

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NAACP Scholarship Awards Banquet

Tuesday, May 16 at 7:00 PM
Amarillo Civic Center Heritage Room B

Keynote Speaker
Major Andrew Blair, USAF, retired

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Major Blair began his Air Force career in 1989. In 1995, he earned a BA in Criminology from the University of New Mexico. He continued his education with an MS in Criminal Justice from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2000 and a second master’s degree in Finance from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2017. Additionally, he has taught at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Texas Tech University. We are honored to have Major Blair as a keynote speaker.

Entertainment
West Texas A&M University Jazz Standard

Tickets
$35 Adults
$20 Students 18 and under

For more information and tickets, call Lillie Miller: 806-679-5284.
NAACP: 806 367-7818

Your Chance to Stand Up For Education

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Two very important days are coming up to decide what type of education the children of North Heights receive.Please attend these two meetings starting with Amarillo School Board member James Allen at a public meeting about the desegregation order and why it is important to have a school in our community. It is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, March 19 at the Amarillo United Citizens Forum, 903 N. Hayden St. Monday night stand with the Amarillo Branch NAACP at the monthly School Board meeting 6 p.m. 7200 Interstate 40 West. Education starts at home, the next step should be in your own neighborhood. Let the A.I.S.D. know that a school in the community builds a stronger city.
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Meeting – March 11, 2017

We will have our monthly meeting this Saturday at 1:00 PM at Mount Olive Baptist Church (1015 N Monroe St.). Whether you’re already a member, considering membership, or just curious about our organization, we would love to see you there.