The Harris County Housing Authority will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Our offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.
The Harris County Housing Authority (HCHA) is opening its Project-Based Voucher (PBV) waitlist for The Villas at Eastwood.
HCHA PBV Voucher Preferences:
- The HCHA will offer the waiting list first local preference to eligible former tenants residing at the Northline Single Room Occupancy (SRO) development as of August 24, 2017.
- The HCHA will offer the waiting list second local preference to eligible individuals who were formerly homeless or referred through the community-wide Coordinated Access System via Harris County Continuum of Care Coalition (CoCC).
The units for PBV are efficiencies and one (1) bedroom apartments at The Villas at Eastwood located at 1933 Hussion St., Houston, TX.
The Villas at Eastwood, built in 2019, is conveniently located near the Metro busline and train. This beautiful property is also centrally located minutes from downtown Houston. The Villas at Eastwood is a GREAT place to live and most of the units are fully furnished.
The PBV applications will be available online for a limited enrollment period from Monday, November 11, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. to Friday, November 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
Applicants may apply 24 hours a day at our website: www.hchatexas.org. Paper applications will not be accepted at any of HCHA’s properties or central office.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to a disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to HCHA at 713-578-2100 or www.hchatexas.org.
All applicants will be entered into a lottery from which 1000 applicants will be selected for the PBV waitlist. A computer-generated random lottery will be conducted November 18, 2019. After November 18, 2019 applicants may go to www.waitlistcheck.com to determine if they were randomly selected for the PBV waitlist.
Due to staff training, Harris County Housing Authority (HCHA) will be providing limited services during the week of October 29th through October 31st. The intake area will be open for normal business hours from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. for document drop off. Response times for non-emergencies may be longer than the usual 24-hour turnaround. We ask for your patience during this time for staff training.
Adriana Tamez is a dedicated advocate for educating and empowering individuals and communities, especially those from lower socio-economic circumstances. Her career as an educator has been marked by challenging the status quo and developing best practices to meet the needs of students and the larger community. Her rise through the ranks of educational and community leadership attests to her many successes.
Dr. Tamez earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies and a master’s degree in educational administration and supervision at the University of Houston (UH). She earned her doctorate in Educational Administration at the University of Texas at Austin while a Fellow in the nationally acclaimed Cooperative Superintendency Program.
She began her educational career as a bilingual education teacher at Mario Gallegos Elementary School in the Houston Independent School District (HISD). She then served as the associate director of development for UH’s College of Education.
Dr. Tamez was one of the founding members of the Tejano Center for Community Concerns and the Raul Yzaguirre School for Success. She served as the first director of education at the Raul Yzaguirre Middle Charter School for Success before assuming the principalship at Rufus Cage Elementary School and Project Chrysalis Middle School in the Houston Independent School District. Subsequently, she was principal at Thomas Edison Middle School.
In 2005, she was selected to serve as the HISD Central Region Superintendent, where she supervised 54 schools — 97 percent of which earned the states highest accountability rating of “Recognized” or “Exemplary.” Her vision and direction were responsible for high-performing instructional programs and enriching educational experiences for more than 35,000 students.
In 2010, Dr. Tamez joined the Region 4 Education Service Center and helped support over 50 public school districts and 50 public charter schools, representing more than 1.1 million students, 84,000 educators, and 1,400 school campuses. Because of her love for family and community, Dr. Tamez recently adjusted her professional journey and now serves as an educational consultant, which allows her the flexibility to continue her much enjoyed community involvement and fulfill her most prized role as mother to her son, Adam Gabriel.
Dr. Tamez was appointed to Harris County Housing Authority Board of Commissioners on June 25, 2019. Welcome Dr. Tamez.