Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities
The Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) was created in 1993 by City of Houston Code of Ordinance Chapter 2, Section 2-390.
The mission of the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) is to serve as the primary advocate for the rights and needs of citizens with disabilities. The Office also serves as a liaison between the mayor, city council, city departments and other public and private entities on matters pertaining to people with disabilities in Houston. MOPD's vision is a city where everyone understands the importance of equal participation and full inclusion of all citizens, including citizens with disabilities. MOPD is a division of the Department of Neighborhoods.
We accomplish this mission by providing and participating in programs and services which address the needs and rights of citizens with disabilities, including:
- Facilitating delivery of services - including city services
- Acting as liaison to Houston Commission on Disabilities (HCoD), City Council and other City Departments
- Making recommendations to public and private entities regarding the development of policy and legislation
- Establishing fundamental local, state and national partnerships to promote community awareness
- Administering, developing new, and participating in programs and services according to our mission
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Houston Commission on Disabilities
In recognition of the fact that the needs and rights of people with disabilities are of vital concern to the City of Houston, the Houston Commission on Disabilities was created in 1993. The 12 members of the Commission are appointed by the mayor and subject to City Council confirmation.
Free Visual Fire Alarms for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Register for a free visual fire alarm now. 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.
Free Legal Service for People with Disabilities
South Texas College of Law Legal Clinic (STCL) - First Come, First Served! The (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.
Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program Info on Houston Volunteer Lawyer Program (.pdf) – Registration is required, please. Volunteer attorneys from LyondellBasell will provide free, individual legal advice (15-20) minutes per person in several areas.
Mayor's Office for People With Disabilities
1475 West Gray, Box #10
Houston, TX 77019
E-Mail the MOPD at email@example.com
Accessible Parking Enforcement Training Program
The City of Houston Parking Management and Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities is looking for individuals to participate in the Accessible Parking Enforcement Program.
With the help of citizens like you, Parking Management is better able to ensure accessible parking space availability to those who need it most.
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Need Your Taxes Done?
On Saturday, March 16th and Saturday, March 23rd , interpreters will be available at Baker-Ripley Neighborhood Center. Tax Center preparation hours are from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Although no appointments are necessary, it would be helpful if you would call 211 in advance of the Saturday programs to let them know that you are requesting sign language assistance with the tax preparation process.
Public Access Videophones (PAV) for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Locations
Calendar of Events
- May 2013 MOPD Event Calendar (.pdf)
Tell Us About Your Experience
- MOPD Survey (.html)