Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities LogoThe mission of the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) is to serve as the primary advocate for the rights and needs of residents 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 residents, including residents with disabilities.

We accomplish our mission by providing and participating in programs and services which address the needs and rights of residents 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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The Houston Civic Award for Disability Inclusion recognizes individuals in public service or public service entities who actively advance diversity, equity, and inclusion for people with disabilities in transformative and sustainable ways benefiting the city of Houston.

Visual Fire Alarm Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Houstonians. To qualify for a free visual fire alarm, you must:

  • Live in the City of Houston or Greater Houston Metropolitan Area
  • Have substantial hearing loss which requires a visual fire alarm

Please note: There are NO income requirements!