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The Houston Housing Authority (HHA) was awarded the prestigious Media Recognition, Best Newsletter, Best Other Publications, Resident of the Year and Member of the Year award from the Texas Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO). The competitive awards are... - April 11, 2014
The Houston Housing Authority (HHA) is certified as a High Performer for its Section 8 Management Assessment Program (SEMAP), which is an annual evaluation required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for all public housing authorities. The SEMAP assesses 14 indicators of performance... - March 06, 2014
In an effort to protect non-smokers, especially children, from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke, the Houston Housing Authority has implemented a smoke-free policy at its 25 public housing and tax credit properties throughout the city. Effective January 1, 2014, smoking is not allowed inside resident... - January 31, 2014
During its 30 year anniversary luncheon, the Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County recognized Houston Housing Authority (HHA) and its community partners for housing 487 of Houston’s homeless through its Housing Houston’s Heroes initiative. Coalition CEO Marilyn L. Brown credited... - April 11, 2013
Houston Housing Authority and Mayor Annise Parker announce details of plan to add 1,000 units of permanent housing for homeless Houstonians within the next two years through $100 million in Project-Based Vouchers, funded by HUD. This pledge includes plans to construct new apartments that will provide... - November 23, 2012
Heroes who once risked their lives to defend their country but now are homeless will get much needed assistance from an unprecedented, community-wide effort to house chronically homeless military veterans with disabilities. The Houston Housing Authority and the VA teamed with organizations ranging from... - September 13, 2012
Houston Housing Authority and Houston Community College have partnered to offer public housing residents free post-secondary training, including adult literacy classes, ESL and career readiness and placement classes. This partnership is a watershed moment in the expansion of HHA’s Neighborhood... - July 13, 2012
Using half the funds that they earned from running a lemonade stand on Lemonade Day, children from Clayton Homes gave back to their community and to other kids who are not as fortunate as them. The Clayton Homes children donated two children's libraries- one to their own community room and another to... - June 24, 2012
The Houston Housing Resource (HHR), a non-profit affiliate of the Houston Housing Authority (HHA) held an inaugural charity golf tournament on Monday, June 11th. The event raised approximately $25,000 for the Carmen V. Orta Memorial Scholarship Fund, which will provide tuition assistance to college-bound... - June 16, 2012
The Houston Housing Authority won the Houston Business Journal’s Landmark Award in the Public-Private Partnership category for the sale of its Scattered Sites properties. The Business Journal’s Landmark Awards honor the Houston area’s most influential real estate projects. In November... - April 22, 2012
The Houston Housing Authority has been deemed a High Performer by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The rating is based on HUD’s assessment of how well the housing authority is administering its Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP), also known as the Section 8 program. - April 19, 2012
The Houston Housing Authority was awarded $890,000 by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide permanent housing to Houston’s homeless veterans. The funding will allow HHA to administer an additional 150 vouchers through its HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program... - April 01, 2012
In an unprecedented move, a group of Housing Authorities from across the nation sent a joint letter asking HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan to cut costly red tape that the Housing Authorities say are making it impossible to keep critical housing programs running. “When the federal government provides... - March 28, 2012
The Houston Housing Authority has appointed Houston native, Karen Miniex as its new General Counsel. Miniex joined the Housing Authority on March 12 after owning her own law firm, which specialized in civil litigation including real estate and construction litigation. She brings a wealth of knowledge... - March 21, 2012
The Houston Housing Authority (HHA) was awarded $250,000 by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to improve safety and security systems at Kelly Village, a family public housing development in Houston’s Fifth Ward. The HUD award will allow HHA to install security cameras and... - February 15, 2012
Mayor Annise Parker has appointed LaRence Snowden, Director of Programs and Adjunct Professor at Texas Southern University’s Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs to serve a two year term on the Houston Housing Authority’s seven member Board of Commissioners. “With... - February 03, 2012
The Houston Housing Authority (HHA) and the U.S. Attorney’s Office partnered for its annual Operation Angel Tree which provides low-income children living at HHA properties with Christmas gifts. The U.S. Attorney’s Office chose 60 children whose families could not afford to purchase their... - December 24, 2011
This holiday season, Houston Housing Authority (HHA) and CenterPoint Energy are bringing energy efficient upgrades to 100 of HHA’s low-income residents by replacing existing equipment in each unit with state of the art energy efficient heating and air conditioning systems. The efficient upgrades... - December 09, 2011
The Houston Housing Authority (“HHA”) successfully sold its scattered site portfolio by auction on Saturday, November 12th. The auction of the Agency’s 171 scattered homes and 3 lots raised almost $8 million that the Housing Authority will use to invest in multi-family affordable housing. “I'm... - November 16, 2011
The Houston Housing Authority (HHA) was awarded $983,357 in competitive grants by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The funds will help the Agency provide self-sufficiency training and supportive services to public housing residents. The Houston Housing Authority is the state’s... - October 01, 2011
The Houston Housing Authority has partnered with Cloudbreak Houston, LLC to provide affordable permanent housing for Houston’s veterans. The partnership is a Project Based Voucher program that is tied to Midtown Terrace Suites, a former Days Inn in midtown Houston. The partnership was made possible... - September 30, 2011
A partnership between the Houston Housing Authority and Comcast seeks to close the "digital divide" by offering public housing residents increased access to broadband services, computers and digital literacy training. Beginning this month, HHA’s residents are being offered drastically... - September 30, 2011
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