Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities

We Care Programs

The City of Houston’s Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) was created by city ordinance in 1993.  Our primary mission is to serve as advocates for the rights and needs of citizens with disabilities; liaisons between the mayor, city council, city departments and other public and private entities on matters pertaining to people with disabilities; educators regarding communication and physical accessibility initiatives; physical and attitudinal barrier identifiers and removers at all levels of City government and throughout the greater Houston metropolitan area.

(Citizens Accessibility Resources for Empowerment)

(Pedestrian accessibility Review)

The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities empowers citizens by opening communication barriers and providing access to resources which may provide short or long term resolution.  We investigate complaints and assist agencies, organizations, and City departments with information necessary to help citizens with disabilities.

This program, administered in partnership with the Department of Public Works and Engineering, provides sidewalk, and curb cut installation.  A citizen is considered eligible to participate in the PAR Program when no accessible path of travel is available to one of the following:

  • Grocery or Pharmacy
  • Vehicle
  • Clinic, Doctor’s Office or Hospital
  • School
  • Church
  • Bank or Credit Union
  • Job
  • Bus Stop or Metro-lift