Beaumont Housing Authority 1890 Laurel Beaumont, TX 77701phone: 409.951.7200fax: 409.951.7276
Mr. Robert Reyna has over thirty years of professional experience working in housing authorities throughout Texas and in California. His experience in affordable housing programs is broad and diverse including:
Currently, Mr. Reyna is the Executive Director of the Beaumont Housing Authority. When he arrived, the agency had been in receivership for four years. In less than two years, Mr. Reyna corrected years of mismanagement and financial problems, which had caused the original problems. He implemented checks and balances, so that future problems could be rapidly identified and immediately corrected.
A year later, Mr. Reyna helped the agency apply for, and receive its first $20 million dollar HOPE VI grant, which later leveraged $34 million additional dollars. This $54 million dollar revitalization project demolished a 50-year old, 195-unit public housing development, and replaced that property with over 400 units of affordable housing. The vast improvements in housing opportunities and accomplishments being achieved at the Beaumont Housing Authority have received local, state and national recognition.
Mr. Reyna is very proud to admit that he is a product of the very programs with which he works. He grew up in the Dallas Housing Authority public housing development of Elmer Scott Place from 1958 through 1970. He credits this experience with helping him better understand all sides of issues concerning both staff and residents.
Prior to beginning his housing career, Reyna attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas and St. Mary’s University in San Antonio.