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A partial shutdown of the Federal Government began on Saturday, December 22, 2018, and impacted several Federal Agencies and millions of Americans. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is one of the Federal Agencies impacted. The Harris County Housing Authority receives 100% of its funding from HUD to operate the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV). Therefore, the current Government Shutdown may impact HCHA’s ability to disburse Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) beginning March of 2019.
HCHA is keenly aware of the enormous impact on our Landlords and the vulnerable client population we serve if Housing Assistance Payments are delayed or interrupted. HCHA requests that Landlords and Property Managers work with our clients to minimize their possible displacement during this Government Shutdown. Landlords and Property Managers are prohibited from seeking payment from a resident for the Housing Authority’s portion of rent and may not use the Authority’s non-payment of HAP as a cause for eviction under the terms of the HAP contract. To that end, tenants must comply with the terms of the lease, pay the tenant portion of the rent and to work with the Landlords and Property Managers. HCHA is diligently advocating for an end to the Shutdown and the full restoration of HUD funding on or before March 1, 2019. In addition, HCHA is exploring all viable options to minimize the impact to our Landlords and families.
Please visit HCHA’s website at www.hchatexas.org for updated information related to the Government Shutdown and its impact on HCHA’s ability to continue the distribution of Housing Assistance Payments.
The Harris County Housing Authority (“HCHA”) invites qualified architects and architectural firms to submit their qualifications for consideration to provide general architecture and engineering (A&E) services for various multi-family housing developments as specified in the Request for Qualifications #18-01. Proposals Due: December 12, 2018, at 3:00 PM. Bid Submission – Proposals shall be submitted to: Harris County Housing Authority, 8933 Interchange Drive, Houston, TX 77054. Attn: RFQ #18-01 Architectural and Engineering Services, c/o Samson Babalola. RFQ #18-01
The Harris County Housing Authority is accepting competitive sealed bids from furniture suppliers/companies to supply apartment furniture inclusive of delivery, assembly and installation for the Villas at Eastwood a 200 unit multi-family development located at 1933 Hussion Street, Houston, TX 77003. Bid Due: November 26, 2018, at 4:00 PM. Bid Submission – Sealed bids shall be submitted to: Harris County Housing Authority, 8933 Interchange Drive, Houston, TX 77054. Attn: Apartment Furniture – Villas at Eastwood, c/o Samson Babalola.
The Harris County Housing Authority (“HCHA”) is requesting proposal submissions from qualified property management firms (Offerors) to provide Property Management Services for Cypresswood Estates an active seniors community. This RFP contains submission requirements, the scope of service, period of service, terms and conditions and other pertinent information for submitting a proper and responsive proposal. RFP #18-07 will be posted on July 16, 2018 and can be downloaded from HCHA’s website www.hchatexas.org.
Prospective Offerors desiring any explanation or interpretation of this solicitation must make the request in writing no later than July 27, 2018. The request must be emailed to Samson Babalola at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submittals must reach HCHA no later than 2:00 P.M. (CST) on August 13, 2018 RFP 18-07 Property Management Services Cypresswood Estates
Harris County Housing Authority’s Chairman Gerald Womack and staff met with HAR’s staff representing the Governmental Affairs, Communications, and Professional Development to discuss the HCV Homeownership Program. To read more about this great meeting, please click here.