Beaumont Housing Authority 1890 Laurel Beaumont, TX 77701phone: 409.951.7200fax: 409.951.7276
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BEAUMONT, TX - The U.S. Department of Housing Urban Development announced the award of an $81,723 grant to the Beaumont Housing Authority to continue their highly successful Family Self Sufficiency Program.
This grant will allow BHA to retain service coordinators who work directly with residents in the Public Housing and Section 8 programs to connect them with a comprehensive array of services that help the family move towards self sufficiency. The coordinators work with social service agencies, colleges, businesses and other local partners to help residents increase their education or to gain marketable skills that will enable them to obtain or improve employment.
“These grants will link people to the computer access, financial literacy, job training, childcare and other tools they need to compete and succeed in the workplace,” said Julian Castro, HUD Secretary. “Every American deserves access to the skills and resources necessary to become self-sufficient.”
Participants in the program sign a five year contract that requires the head of household to obtain employment and no longer receive welfare assistance at the end of the five year term. As the family’s income rises, a portion of that increased income is deposited in an escrow account. When the family successfully completes their contract, the family receives the escrow funds that can be used for any purpose, including paying educational expenses, starting a business or purchasing a home.
In the ten years that BHA has operated the program, 94 families have successfully graduated. These graduates have earned over $285,983 in escrow savings, an average of $3,042 per family. BHA currently has 90 families participating in the program which is networked to over 50 local social and supportive service partners.
“This grant will have a tremendous impact not just on the families in our programs – it will also infuse the City of Beaumont with newly educated and trained job seekers as well as help families move out of federally assisted housing programs into unassisted homeownership”, said Executive Director Robert L. Reyna.
Browse our new Client Services Brochure that details the myriad of programs available to BHA clients.
Highly trained and knowledgeable staff have worked with over fifty local social and supportive services partners to develop programs to address and remove many of the barriers our clients face in becoming self sufficient.
These programs are nationally recognized for their effectiveness. So whether you are interested in entering the job force for the first time and need training, or if you are ready to take the step towards purchasing your own home, we have staff ready to offer you a hand in achieving your goals!
I am proud to present to you the Beaumont Housing Authority’s 2012 Annual Report.
This interactive annual report contains videos featuring stories on our success in 2012, including the successful completion of the $52 million dollar HOPE VI Revitalization Program.
The report will be featured on our website at www.bmtha.org as well as on our Facebook page. If a video does not start automatically, please hover your mouse over the black box and push the play button.
We hope you enjoy it, and we would love to hear your feedback on this new report!
Robert L. Reyna, Executive Director
BHA Awarded $171,000 Resident Opportunities for Self Sufficiency (ROSS) Grant
BEAUMONT, TX - The Beaumont Housing Authority was one of only six housing authorities in the state of Texas to be awarded a 2013 Resident Opportunities for Self Sufficiency (ROSS) grant. BHA's application was funded for $171,000, and will allow BHA to continue their very successful program for another three years. The ROSS program helps public housing residents find jobs and achieve economic and housing independence. Service Coordinators work directly with residents to assess their needs and connect them with education, job training and placement programs, and/or computer and financial literacy services available in their community to promote self-sufficiency. "These service coordinators will help thousands of public housing residents improve their quality of life by connecting them to jobs and opportunities that lead to self-sufficiency," said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. To participate in the program, contact Rosette Cole, ROSS Coordinator, at
If your child currently lives in a BHA owned public housing property, we may be able to assist with the registration fees for this great camp. For more information, contact Rosette Cole at 409-951-7242 or at
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