About Empowered Cities

Empowered Cities catalyzes municipal efforts to advance equity and economic opportunity for people with disabilities and their families. Launched in 2019 with support from Citi, Empowered Cities is a collaboration co-chaired by the Offices of Disability of Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco and spearheaded by New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities.

Empowered Cities is building a national network of municipal disability leaders to:

  • Identify strategies to increase access to financial empowerment, employment, and affordable and accessible housing for people with disabilities

  • Address long-standing equity issues magnified by the COVID-19 crisis, including accessibility, healthcare, food insecurity, and the digital divide

Key Values

  • Led by People with Disabilities

  • Catalyzes New Resources

  • Fosters Locally Responsible Solutions

  • Elevates the Collective Voice of Local Leaders

Empowered Boston
Empowered Chicago
Empowered Los Angeles
Empowered NYC
Empowered San Francisco

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