Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities

HCOD November 2019 Meeting

Disaster Preparedness and Response Official to Speak at the November Meeting of the Houston Commission on Disabilities
Persons with disabilities affected by Hurricane Harvey, Tropical Depression Imelda, and other natural disasters are encouraged to attend.

October 25, 2019 -- Cameron Quinn, Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will speak at the upcoming monthly meeting of the Houston Commission on Disabilities (HCOD.) Ms. Quinn will address the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties’ (CRCL) role in enforcing federal civil rights laws, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. The meeting will take place on Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the West Gray Metropolitan Multiservice Center, 1475 West Gray Street, Houston, TX 77019.

Ms. Quinn will also discuss the recommendations from her office to emergency managers for improving the delivery of disaster assistance to disaster survivors with disabilities.   The recommendations were the result of listening sessions that CRCL and FEMA held in communities heavily impacted by natural disasters in 2017 and 2018, including Houston.

Officer Quinn will be available to respond to questions and receive comments from HCOD commissioners and the public. For more information on the Houston Commission on Disabilities, please visit www.houstontx.gov/disabilities.

For meeting accommodation requests, contact the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities:  832.394.0814 or mopdmail@houstontx.gov.