The Texas Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) awarded the Houston Housing Authority (HHA) the following awards in April of this year: Media Recognition, Best Newsletter, Best Other Publications, Resident of the Year, and Member of the Year. Texas NAHRO is an organization that promotes quality affordable housing and sustainable communities in Texas through advocacy, education, and empowerment, and announced the winners at its 38th Annual Conference in Corpus Christi, TX.
HHA received the Media Recognition award for the well-executed media coverage on its new smoke-free policy, the Best Newsletter award for its quarterly public housing newsletter, "The Home Edition," and the Best Other Publications award for its quarterly newsletter "Building Connections," that is distributed to landlords participating in its voucher program. The Resident of the Year award was given to the children at Clayton Homes who participated in last year's Lemonade Day and donated a portion of the proceeds they earned from selling lemonade to victims of the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma.
The final award, NAHRO Member of the Year was given to Mark Thiele, Vice President of Housing Choice Voucher Program at the Houston Housing Authority, for his commitment, dedication, and constructive service to Texas NAHRO, the Houston Housing Authority, and the Houston Community.
"We are proud to receive these awards, which serve as symbols of the hard work and dedication of the Housing Authority staff," said Houston Housing Authority President & CEO Tory Gunsolley. "We are committed to transforming the lives and communities of those that we serve, we are pleased that Texas NAHRO recognized us for our work." As a valued partner of The Way Home, we would also like to congratulate the Houston Housing Authority for their dedication to changing the path for Houston's homeless neighbors.
The Houston Housing Authority provides affordable homes and services to more than 60,000 low-income Houstonians, including more than 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 the Houston Housing Authority can be found at: www.housingforhouston.com.