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March 15, 2012

The Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities is Offering Two New
and Exciting Programs!

Free Legal Assistance for People with Disabilities

Every 3rd Thursday of the month 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. (effective now)

Metropolitan Multi-Service Center

1475 West Gray Street

Houston 77019

First Come, First Serve!

The Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities is partnering with South Texas College of Law (STCL) to provide free legal assistance to anyone in need. STCL will conduct intakes and screenings for new cases at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center.

To request accommodations contact Kaitlyn Tracy at least two days prior at kaitlyn.tracy@houstontx.gov or 281.936.0770.

For more information visit http://www.houstontx.gov/citizensnet/stclassistance.pdf.

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Free Visual Fire Alarms for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Register for a free visual fire alarm now. Installation set to begin in April 2012.

To Qualify for a Free Visual Fire Alarm, you MUST:

  • Live in the City of Houston
  • Have a LOW or FIXED income
  • Have a substantial hearing loss that requires the use of a visual fire alarm

To register for a free visual fire alarm, contact Kaitlyn Tracy at kaitlyn.tracy@houstontx.gov
or 281.936.0770.

For more information visit http://www.houstontx.gov/citizensnet/firealarmsfordeafandhardofhearing.pdf.

Free visual fire alarms are made possible through the City of Houston Fire Department, the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, Assistance to Firefighters Grant program and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

To learn more about the Department of Neighborhoods and/or the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, visit http://www.houstontx.gov/neighborhoods/index.html.


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