The Kempwood subdivision in Houston, Texas had its beginning in 1964 when 144 homes were built on the north side of Kempwood just west of Campbell road. Many of the first residents were first-time homeowners just beginning to raise a family. The neighborhood is now a congenial mix of all ages, cultures and origins.

The Kempwood Civic Association was founded to promote a safe and attractive community in which to live. One of the ways we seek to achieve this goal is through deed restrictions. Since Houston does not have zoning ordinances, as many cities do, the deed restrictions serve somewhat the same purpose. The enforcement of these rules is not intended to be dictatorial or restrictive of one's rights but serve to maintain the value of our property and provide a pleasant place in which to live. Please make yourself familiar with these rules; you may also obtain a copy from one of the board members.

Board Meetings

Board meetings are held at 7:00 pm on first Tuesday of each month at Fire Station 77, Kempwood at Gessner. Residents are encouraged to attend. View meeting dates on our Calendar.


The Civic Association annual dues are $35.00. These dues are allocated as follows:

  • $20 for maintenance of the Kempwood esplanade;
  • $10 for mosquito control;
  • $5 for the general fund.
This is a very reasonable amount when compared with $150-$800 mandatory maintenance fees that are required in some "HOA" neighborhoods! We urge you to join our group when one of your neighbors comes around to collect the dues this year.

Recent Announcements

  • Heavy Trash Pickup restarts; Tree Waste first The City of Houston will resume curbside pickup of Tree Waste in our neighborhood March 23, 2018 (next month), repeating every 2 months as usual.The City will resume curbside pickup of Junk Waste in our neighborhood April 27, 2018, repeating every 2 months as usual.
    Posted Feb 18, 2018, 7:35 PM by Charles Peklenk
  • Recycling resumes next week The City of Houston chose to suspend recycling during the week of the freeze.Original announcement: http://mailchi.mp/houstontx/update-swm-city-of-houston-winter-weather-garbage-collection-schedule?e=519f330dccThe next recycling day for Kempwood will be Friday, February 2, 2018. The city announcement is at the link below:http://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/press-01212018.htmlPlease return the green bins to your usual place of concealment until that time.
    Posted Jan 23, 2018, 12:08 AM by Charles Peklenk
  • Neighbor News - Avondale Square The Avondale Square project (immediately to the west of Kempwood subdivision) was platted in 2010 with 153 lots. In November 2017, the city Planning Commission voted to allow a replat. Avondale Square Subdivision will now have 32 single-family residential lots.
    Posted Jan 6, 2018, 2:04 AM by Charles Peklenk
  • Civic Association Meeting Rescheduled The meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 2, has been postponed until next week, January 9.
    Posted Jan 6, 2018, 1:45 AM by Charles Peklenk
  • What can you do about civic nuisances? From time to time we see "Bandit Signs" in our area. These are small signs illegally placed on or near public streets. If you want to help beautify the neighborhood, you can be Court-certified as a volunteer to document and confiscate these signs. You'll learn how to identify and classify illegal signage, how to document your work for potential county lawsuits against offenders, and more. To take the Bandit Sign Training and receive certification, contact the Harris County Attorney's Office.The same office can help with many other nuisances. If you notice sexually oriented business and illegal gambling devices within the county, contact the same office for assistance.
    Posted May 8, 2017, 9:08 PM by Charles Peklenk
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