HHA Breaks Ground on Multifamily Housing Development in Independence Heights


As part of a collaborative effort to increase economic independence and job skills for low-income residents receiving rent subsidies from public housing agencies, the Houston Housing Authority (HHA) is partnering with MDRC, a nonprofit, nonpartisan social policy research firm, to test a new employment initiative called "MyGoals for Employment Success."
The program features an innovative workforce coaching model, combined with new financial incentives, to support participants over a three-year period in getting and keeping jobs, acquiring skills that employers need, and moving up career ladders.

Houston Housing Authority (HHA) broke ground on a mixed-income residential development in Independence Heights, Monday, March 20th. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and Houston City Council Member Karla Cisneros were amongst those who were invited to attend the HHA groundbreaking for the multifamily community at 302 Crosstimbers Street, the southeast corner of Crosstimbers and North Main Street. 

"The Independence Heights development showcases how city officials are working together to eliminate Houston's affordable housing shortage," HHA President and CEO Tory Gunsolley said. "We're constantly working to provide affordable options for Houstonians, and this development highlights our efforts." 

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