Department of Neighborhoods

Press Release

Mayor Parker Kicks Off 5th Annual Demolition Day
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City Announces Free Financial Empowerment Forum
for People with Disabilities
Theme Is "Manage Your Money"

January 30, 2013 -- The City of Houston Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities invites citizens to a free Financial Empowerment Forum. Designed to serve persons with disabilities, this 7th annual event is scheduled for Thursday, February 7 , 10 a.m. to 12 noon, at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center, 1475 West Gray . This year's theme is "Managing your Money." Learn about banking, budgeting and saving. Explore the basics of starting your own business. Find out whether you qualify for the earned income tax credit. Become informed on how you can prevent identity theft. The event will be captioned and staffed with American Sign Language interpreters. To request accommodations, call 832-394-0824 or send an email to by Monday, February 4. For more information, visit

7th Annual Financial Empowerment Forum
Free Admission
Thursday, February 7, 2013
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Metropolitan Multi-Service Center
1475 W. Gray Street, Houston TX 77019
Sponsored by City of Houston & Community Partners
Request accommodations by February 4