Harris County Housing Authority is accepting proposals from qualified vendors to provide Housing Quality Standard (HQS) inspection services in accordance with US Housing and Urban Development (HUD) guidelines (24 CFR 982.201). All questions regarding this Request for Proposals (RFP) must be in writing and may be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org before 4:00 pm local time in Houston on April 4, 2016. A response to all questions received by that date and time will be issued by April 7, 2016. Responses to the RFP are due April 15, 2016. The full RFP may be downloaded here and Amendment 1 to the RFP may be downloaded here.
Sierra Meadows Apartments is looking for an Assistant Manager/Activities Director for our 90 unit independent senior living community in Humble, Texas. Candidate must have experience in the apartment industry, great organizational skills, and excellent communication skills. We are looking for a self-motivated Assistant Manager/Activities Director who will build a positive and active environment for the residents, maintain high occupancy through leasing and marketing efforts, and ensure accurate processing of applicant/resident files and other general administrative duties. Tax Credit and HOME Program experience is a plus. Candidate must be able to pass background and drug tests. Send resumes to Wanda Cornish via email: email@example.com.
HOUSING CHOICE (SECTION 8) VOUCHER HOLDERS LEARN HOW TO ATTAIN FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE AT HCHA HOMEBUYERS FAIR
Houston, February 17, 2016 – To help current Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) recipients attain financial independence, Harris County Housing Authority (HCHA) held its quarterly Homebuyer’s Fair on February 13, 2016, at its offices on Interchange Drive.
During the event, voucher holders learned about the Down Payment Assistance Program (DAP) from the Harris County Community Services Department (HCCSD), Credit Coalition and several local lenders and realtors. Attendees learned the importance of credit, budgeting, the home buying process, setting and keeping goals and most importantly, patience.
“What’s so great about the program and our quarterly fair is that we are able to make such an impact with families who are ready to find a place to call home,” said Adeline Benoit, Special Programs case manager at HCHA. “We know the process can be longer than anticipated, so the fair arms our recipients with the tools and knowledge on how to become a homeowner.”
The DAP is an anchor of HCHA’s homebuyer program and requires applicants to obtain a homebuyer certificate from a HUD-approved homebuyer education course as the first step in applying for resources. HCHA has helped over 30 voucher holders achieve homeownership.
“We help applicants understand the process themselves so that they can approach lenders as an informed consumer and speak intelligently about credit and finances,” said Sherry Young with Credit Coalition, who offers a six-week homebuyer course.
Katrina Clark, a new homeowner through HCHA’s program explained her experience. “Your pen and paper are going to be your best friends. [The Credit Coalition] teaches you so much,” said Clark. Her process took a little over a year, and now Clark says that she is “so relaxed and satisfied. I thank the Lord every night for my new home.”
Horace Allison, CEO of Harris County Housing Authority, spoke to attendees about the value of homeownership and encouraged participants to use the resources available to them.
“You are embarking on a journey to position yourself to start building wealth. You CAN become financially independent,” said Allison.
To learn more about HCHA’s Homebuyer’s Program for Housing Choice voucher holders, contact Adeline Benoit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Waterside Court Rental Homes is looking for a full-time porter/make-ready person. Rate of pay will be $11.00 per hour with benefits including 2-weeks paid vacation each year, sick pay, holiday pay, medical, dental & vision insurance, and a medical flex plan. Employees are eligible for a 401K plan after one year of employment. Interested parties should go to Waterside Court located at 503 West Road, Houston, TX to complete an application.
Harris County Housing Authority is accepting bids from independent contracts for accessibility improvements and the correction of health and safety issues under the HCHA Amy Young Barrier Removal Housing Repair Program. Interested bidders can read the full IFB by clicking here. Two addenda to this IFB are now available. Click to view addendum one and addendum two. Bids are due February 26, 2016 at 4pm.
Harris County Housing Authority/ITEX Developers, LLC/ICON Builders, LLC is accepting un-sealed competitive bids/proposals from specialty sub-contractors and suppliers for the new construction of THE RETREAT AT WESTLOCK located on the west side of the 24055 SH 249, Tomball, Harris County, Texas 77377. Scopes for bid include masonry, rough carpentry material, signage, low voltage, hydro mulch seeding, pool, flagpole, hardscapes, and windows. The bid is due February 1, 2016 at 10:00 AM. Interested parties can click here for more information.
Harris County Housing Authority is accepting competitive sealed bids/proposals from General Contractors for the new construction of the Fenix Estates Apartments located at 3815 Gulf Freeway Houston, Harris County, Texas 77004. This project will be federally funded by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department through the Texas General Land Office (GLO), and administered by the Harris County Community Services Department. Bidders shall comply with regulations governing the HUD HOME Program (24 C.F.R. Part 92) and the CDBG Disaster Recovery Program (Regulation 24 CFR 570). Applicable requirements include, but are not limited to compliance with the Davis-Bacon and related acts, Fair Labor Standards, Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Section 3 of the HUD Act of 1968, and contracting with small, minority, and disadvantaged firms as detailed in the project manual. Bids will be due February 29, 2016 at 2:00 PM. Interested parties can click here for more information and here for an addendum to the IFB.
24001 SH 249 at Westlock Road
The Retreat at Westlock is a new 62 and older senior community featuring spacious one and two-bedroom apartment homes in Northwest Harris County. You’ll find amenities including 9-foot ceilings, covered entries, patios, and balconies, a theater room, sparkling pool and business center. Just minutes away from the Vintage Park shopping center, Willowbrook Mall, restaurants, grocery stores, medical facilities, places of worship and State Highway Beltway 8, The Retreat is the perfect place for visiting with friends or making new ones. Contact our friendly staff today and let them welcome you home! To schedule a leasing appointment please contact 281-516-2300.
HCHA is moving away from postal mail and moving towards electronic mail. This change means that HCV clients will be receiving official communications from HCHA to the email accounts the agency has on file. If you do not have an email account or would like to set up a new, free account, please check out these email providers: Google, Yahoo, Microsoft. Don’t forget to let your case manager know your new email address!
HCHA is proud to support the efforts of Houston/Harris County Continuum of Care (CoC) and its campaign to end homelessness in Houston by 2020. The Way Home is CoC’s three-phase plan to end chronic and veteran homelessness by 2015, youth and family homelessness by 2020, and build a system which never allows anyone to be without permanent housing for more than 30 days. To learn more about this plan and how you can help, visit www.thewayhomehouston.org.