Independence Heights is a historic neighborhood located in northwest Houston. Known as the first city incorporated by African Americans, the community is home to more than 14,000 people. Over the last year, residents, former residents, business owners, church leaders, parents, educators, community leaders, and community partners have come together to imagine and envision a new future for this historic community. Through a series of community meetings, stakeholders came together to create a shared vision for the community called the “Quality of Life Agreement”. In essence, the people of this area have united in efforts to enhance the general sense of quality in their lives and in the lives of all of their neighbors.