New General Counsel to Join Houston Housing Authority

Houston, TX, March 21, 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 about affordable housing from her years with the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. and as an Advisory Board Member at the Atlanta Housing Authority.

“Miniex’s expertise in real estate law and her background in affordable housing will be a great asset to the agency as we continue to provide the best service to our residents and participants,” said Tory Gunsolley, Houston Housing Authority President & CEO.

Miniex is licensed to actively practice in all Texas and Georgia courts. She has a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies from Florida State University and a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.

“I’m delighted to join the Houston Housing Authority and for this opportunity to use my varied practice experience to help such a motivated agency as HHA accomplish its goals, particularly its mission to provide quality affordable housing to the citizens of this great city,” Miniex said.

Miniex will be responsible for all activities associated with the day-to-day operations of the Housing Authority’s legal department and will ensure that HHA and its subsidiaries receive the highest standard of legal representation.

About HHA:
The Houston Housing Authority provides affordable homes and services to more than 60,000 low-income Houstonians, including over 17,000 families housed through the Housing Choice Voucher Program and another 5,500 living in 25 public housing and tax credit developments around the city. HHA also administers the nation’s third largest voucher program exclusively serving homeless veterans. More information about HHA can be found at
Houston Housing Authority
Joshua Meehan