Department of Neighborhoods

Press Release

Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities Announces Free Tax Prep Assistance for Disability Community
City partners with Neighborhood Centers Inc. and United Way to offer tax return assistance to eligible citizens with disabilities

 

 

March 3, 2014 -- The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) is pleased to team up once again with Neighborhood Centers Inc. and United Way of Greater Houston to offer free tax preparation assistance specifically catering to eligible citizens with disabilities. The services will be offered during March, on Fridays, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., at Neighborhood Centers, Baker-Ripley, 6500 Rookin Street 77074.

 

With advance request, accommodations and assistance by sign language interpreters will be available. Individuals with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations and communications access assistance by calling the 2-1-1 Texas/United Way HELPLINE or the video phone line at 877.541.7905 at least 48 hours in advance. MOPD will be present at the sessions to issue free visual fire alarms to eligible citizens and register interested individuals for available City services for people with disabilities.

 

The tax preparation sessions for the disability community are in addition to numerous sessions intended for the eligible general public scheduled during March at locations throughout Greater Houston. For a list of locations, dates and times visit www.FreeTaxCenters.org. For questions, call the 2-1-1 Texas/United Way HELPLINE or the video phone line at 877.541.7905.

 

Free Tax Preparation Assistance – Eligibility

Families earning up to $50,000 and single individuals earning up to $30,000 for the tax year are eligible for the free services.

 

To learn about the programs and services of MOPD, a division of the Department of Neighborhoods, call 832.394.0814 or visit www.houstontx.gov/disabilities.