The Southampton Civic Club was founded in 1929 to protect and advocate for the interests of the residents of the then-new Southampton Place subdivision. Now in its 95th year, SHCC continues its mission to ensure that Southampton remains one of the premiere neighborhoods in Houston. Unlike homeowners’ associations, which can impose mandatory dues, SHCC relies on voluntary contributions from Southampton residents to fund its operations. Without your support, we could not continue to provide our many important services that benefit all Southampton residents.
Southampton Place celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2023 and is now embarking on its second century. We hope you will support SHCC as it continues to provide the following services and more:
- Most importantly, we preserve the single-family residential character of Southampton by enforcing our deed restrictions. For example, the civic club is currently in litigation against two absentee homeowners who leased their home to five college students in violation of the deed restrictions.
- Unlike many civic clubs, we employ an executive director who is available to provide assistance and guidance by phone or email regarding resident concerns.
- We maintain regular communication with Southampton residents via newsletters, our website, and e-blasts regarding events, meetings, security issues, lost and found pets and items, and more.
- We negotiate and manage the contract for our trash and recycling collection that allows these services to continue to be provided in our alleys instead of in our streets and for each resident to be billed individually.
- We liaise with our District C City Council member’s office, other City of Houston departments, other governmental organizations, Rice University, and the Rice Village to advocate for our interests and keep our residents informed about construction projects, infrastructure repairs, ordinance changes, and other developments that may impact life in the neighborhood.
- Through our Tree Committee, we raise funds and arrange for the planting of street trees in the verges and other public rights of way in the neighborhood to preserve the verdant canopy that beautifies and cools our streets and lots.
- SHCC also provides free review of building plans to provide guidance for assuring that new construction or renovation projects comply with the deed restrictions.
Please help us preserve these good works by joining the Southampton Civic Club in 2024. A Membership Form and return envelope are enclosed. Membership forms can also be completed and submitted online, and dues paid via PayPal, on SHCC’s website at www.southamptoncivicclub.org. On behalf of SHCC, I hope we can count on your generous support as the neighborhood moves into its second century.