Volume 01 | January 2017
Your monthly news & updates from the
Thank you for a wonderful 2016 and for your continued support as we look forward to a "Better, Bolder 2017!"  In this issue you'll find a construction update on The Retreat at Westlock, housing progress for our homeless Veterans, information on our open solicitations and more. You can always visit our website or connect with us on social media for real-time updates.
Affordable Housing | The Retreat at Westlock Senior Community

The Retreat at Westlock is a new 62 and older senior community featuring spacious one and two-bedroom apartment homes in northwest Harris County slated to open in the Spring of 2017. Learn more at www.retreatatwestlock.com.

Construction Update

Structural inspections are complete and the project is estimated to be nearly 50% complete.

Electrical work is 90% complete, AT&T wiring has been placed and CenterPoint has installed gas lines around buildings. Window installations are 100% complete and exterior apartment unit doors are set in all buildings. 

Brickwork on the first floor columns is complete, the perimeter fence is 50% complete and Stucco work comenced mid-January.

Housing Choice Voucher
Program (HCV) | Landlord Opportunities to House 254 Clients, Housing for Homeless Veterans a Success.

Program Highlights

The HCV program closed out 2016 with meeting the goal of maintaining an average 98% lease-up rate for clients who were issued vouchers! This could not have been possible without the good relationships between clients and landlords in our communities.

There are currently 254 HCV clients still seeking residency in Harris County.  Landlords who would like to experience the benefits of working with HCHA and our clients, click the links below:

Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

The HUD-VASH program combines HCV rental assistance for homeless Veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the VA.

In 2016, the HCHA VASH team increased its success rate of housing homeless Veterans by 12% over 2015 through strategic, coordinated efforts which also let to 5 Veterans reaching self sufficiency. 

Doing Business with the Harris County Housing Authority
Click the links below to learn more about our open solicitations. 

The Solicitation Process
The Harris County Housing Authority is pleased to do business with technically proficient and innovative companies. Click the link above to learn more about our Solicitation Process. Open solicitations are listed below. 

Harris County Housing Authority is soliciting a proposal for a two (2) year contract, with the option to renew up to two (2) additional years, for janitorial services at our main office located at 8933 Interchange Drive, Houston, Texas, 77054.

In an effort to create, promote and maintain a positive public perception of Harris County Housing Authority (HCHA) and its activities, HCHA is seeking proposals from professional public relations and marketing firm(s) to provide branding services.