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Houston Housing Authority Overview

Houston, TX
201 to 500 employees
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The Houston Housing Authority (HHA) is a public housing agency and unit of government, affiliated and performing essential governmental functions of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The agency operates and manages its housing developments to provide ... Read more

Mission: To improve lives by providing quality, affordable housing options and promoting education and economic self-sufficiency.

The Houston Housing Authority provides affordable homes and services to more than 58,000 low-income Houstonians, including over ... Read more

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Houston Housing Authority President & CEO Tory Gunsolley
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    I have been working at Houston Housing Authority full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, love helping others

    Cons

    Lack of training, low salary, poor relationships among coworkers

    Advice to Management

    Work with employs when leading the job, pay better

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Houston Housing Authority Photos

Houston Housing Authority photo of: Main Office - Houston Housing Authority
Houston Housing Authority photo of: HHA staff & Houston-area community partners at September 2015 opening of Jobs PLUS Program at Cuney Homes property
Houston Housing Authority photo of: HHA staff volunteering at Connect4Literacy's "Read Across the Globe" project.
Houston Housing Authority photo of: New home ribbon-cutting for HHA staff member Ed Washington, sponsored by Houston Habitat for Humanity.
Houston Housing Authority photo of: Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee at Kelly Village Park with residents and HHA leadership.
Houston Housing Authority photo of: Keep Houston Beautiful works with volunteers & residents @ Historic Oaks of Allen Parkway Village property
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Houston Housing Authority Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Houston Housing Authority (Houston, TX) in November 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process was lengthy and the assessments were a bit much. The management team would be running late for the interviews. Overall it was a good interviewing process.

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Company Updates

  • The Houston Housing Authority has a new Career Opportunity available as a Disaster Programs Manager! 🤝💼 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • A High School Diploma or equivalent required; • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Behavioral Science, related field or equivalent experience; Master’s Degree preferred; • Minimum of five (5) years experience in the management and supervision of a HCV/Disaster Program/human services case management program or a job training program staff; • Minimum of two (2) years experience in a non-profit or public sector setting or in the administration of government-funded job training or social services programs or equivalent preferred; • Bondable; • Valid Texas driver’s license; • Eligibility for coverage under the HHA's fleet auto insurance. For more information on this role or other openings, go to the link below and visit the 'Careers' section at the HHA web site.

  • The Houston Housing Authority has a new Career Opportunity available as a Customer Service Operations Manager! 🤝💼 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • A High School Diploma or equivalent required; • Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Urban Affairs, Urban Planning, City Planning, Accounting, Sociology, Psychology or a related field preferred; • A minimum of five (5) years of management experience in public housing, Housing Choice Voucher Program, tax credit housing, assisted apartment management, or local government housing work; • Certification in Housing Quality Standards Inspection, Income, Rent and Voucher program administration required within first year of employment (training/tests at agency's expense); • Bondable; • Valid Texas driver’s license; • Eligibility for coverage under the HHA's fleet auto insurance. For more information on this role or other openings, go to the link below and visit the 'Careers' section at the HHA web site.

    HHA Career Opportunity - Customer Service Operations Manager

    Houston Housing Authority Mission Statement "To improve lives by providing quality, affordable housing options and promoting education and economic self sufficiency" A Fair Housing and Equal Employment Opportunity Agency.

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Houston Housing Authority Awards & Accolades

  • National Award of Merit - Affordable Housing, National Association of Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO), 2017
  • National Award of Merit - Administrative Innovation, National Association of Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO), 2017
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