Our Mission is “to promote the welfare and unity while strengthening the community of Southwest Houston (Alief).” We aim to empower, encourage, and equip the community as a whole one by creating awareness, events, programs, and opportunities that would help develop and increase our bond and unity. This allows the area residents to also impact our future generations, businesses, and community!

The History of Alief, Texas Houston, Texas’ International Community

Early settlement (1861–1917)

In 1861, Reynolds Reynolds claimed 1,250 acres (5.1 km2) of land near Brays Bayou. The land was sold to Jacamiah Seaman Daugherty in 1888 and in the following year, he allowed the San Antonio & Arkansas Pass Railway to build on his land. Daugherty sold his land in 1893 to Francis Meston who planned to engineer a community. Daugherty stayed to oversee land sales in Meston’s Houston office.

In 1894, the community was surveyed and recognized by Harris County. Surveyors named the town Dairy, Texas. The first two town settlers, Dr. John S. Magee and his wife, Alief Ozelda Magee, moved from Ellis County to Dairy the same year.

Who Now Lives In Alief

The population was 11.1% white(non-Hispanic) 27.4% black(non-Hispanic), 21.2% Asian, and 37.9% Hispanic in the annexed portion of Alief in 2009. The number of Asians and Hispanics in the annexed portion of Alief increased between the years 2000 and 2009 while the number of people from all other ethnic groups listed by the City of Houston Planning Department either declined or showed no change.

The number of households in the annexed portion of Alief increased from 31,033 in 2000 to 33,654 in 2009. The average size of households in the area increased as well, from 3.15 to 3.22. The median age of residents in the annexed portion of Alief was 29.6 in 2009.

The median household income in 2009 was $50,028 annually and the average household income was $54,295 annually for Alief households located in Houston. Source: US Census Bureau