Department of Neighborhoods
Citizens Assistance Office

CAO Overview

Landon Taylor, Assistant Director

Citizens Assistance Office
900 Bagby, Public Level
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 832.393.0955

Welcome to the Mayor's Citizens Assistance Office. The Mission of the Mayor’s Citizens’ Assistance Office (MCAO) is to improve the quality of life for all Houstonians by promoting efficient and effective city services, encouraging community involvement and participation, handling individual citizens’ concerns, and supporting neighborhood revitalization efforts throughout the City of Houston.


Overview of MCAO Services:


  • Coordinate responses and resolutions to community complaints through appropriate city departments and other agencies
  • Coordinate community involvement for voluntary compliance on such things as dangerous buildings, weeded lots, abandoned vehicles and criminal activity
  • Handle requests for city services, individual complaints/referrals and field investigations
  • Promote neighborhood revitalization efforts through community outreach activities


Other MCAO Services:


  • MCAO administrative staff (located at City Hall Annex) assists the public with their presentation to the Mayor and City Council on Tuesdays at the weekly City Council Public Session meetings
  • Requests for a certificate or proclamation from the Mayor are coordinated with the Communications Office on behalf of the citizen


Community Outreach Activities:


  • Collaborate with Civic Clubs / Neighborhood Organizations & Homeowner Associations
  • Civic Club Directory .pdf link on the left last updated May 4, 2011
  • Partner with Non-profit/Social Service Organizations, Schools & Church groups
  • Help coordinate Neighborhood Clean-ups / Task Forces / Sweeps
  • Conduct neighborhood Surveys / Tours / Site Visits / Complaint Investigations