HPD Seeks to Raise Awareness of Domestic Violence

October 13, 2016

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month provides an opportunity for the Houston Police Department to bring additional attention to an underreported crime.

Victims are usually, but not always, women, with one in four women experiencing domestic violence in her lifetime.  It affects people of all ages and all ethnic, racial and socioeconomic backgrounds, sometimes with deadly results.

In the first nine months of this year, HPD officers have responded to more than 21,600 reports of domestic violence.  This crime can be physical, sexual, emotional, psychological or economic and can include both a suspect’s actions and threats of actions.  Officers have filed more than 4,000 domestic violence-related charges and arrested more than 3,100 suspects.

HPD has an entire division, the Special Victims Division, dedicated to investigating domestic violence and helping victims access the resources they need to get to safety and rebuild their lives.

For the rest of October, Houstonians are asked to wear purple to help call attention to domestic violence, and to encourage everyone to talk about this issue and why ending it is so important.

For more information on this topic, the resources available, and to find brochures in six languages visit HPD’s website under the Domestic Violence section at http://www.houstontx.gov/police/keep_houston_safe/index.htm

At this time of year, we receive inquiries regarding your annual assessment statement and when payment is due. Typically, the assessment statements are mailed out immediately after the District's last board meeting of the year.

In order to avoid penalty and interest (which accrues on February 1st), your annual assessment payment must be postmarked by January 31st.

Payments should be made payable to the District and mailed to:
Equi-Tax Inc.
Tax Assessor/Collector
P. O. Box 73109
Houston, TX 77273

Please do NOT mail or deliver assessment payments to the management district office.

You may also obtain a copy of your statement at www.equitaxinc.com

For information regarding your billing, please call the Equi-Tax Customer Service Line at 281-444-3946 from Mon-Thur 8 am until 4:30 pm.

For information regarding ownership, address or appraised value, please call the Harris County Appraisal District at 713-957-7800.