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News - April 8, 2014- 2012 Annual Report

I am proud to present to you the Beaumont Housing Authority’s 2012 Annual Report.288273-Annual_Report__selected-pages

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!

Sincerely,

Robert L. Reyna, Executive Director

News - April 8, 2014 - Fair Housing Month

In April, we celebrate the anniversary of the passing of the Fair Housing Act and recommit to the goal of eliminating housing discrimination and creating equal opportunity in every community.

Fundamentally, fair housing means that every pe rson can live free. This means that our communities are open and welcoming, free from housing discrimination. But this also means that each one of us, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, and disability, has access to neighborhoods of opportunity, where our children can attend quality schools, our environment allows us to be healthy, and economic opportunities and self sufficiency can grow.

For more information on Fair Housing, please watch this informative video. http://vimeo.com/77785957

 

  

 

 

 

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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at 951-7242.

News - March 31, 2014 - Summer Camp Registration

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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

  

 

 

 

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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at 951-7242.

News - February 27, 2014 - Community Tax Center

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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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at 951-7242.

News - February 7, 2014 - Wise Woman Health Fair


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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at 951-7242.

News - October 7, 2013- HUD Awards BHA $171,000 Grant to Continue ROSS Program

HUD AWARDS BHA $171,000 GRANT TO CONTINUE SUCCESSFUL ROSS PROGRAM

BEAUMONT – 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 ind...ependence. 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at 951-7242.

 

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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at 951-7242.

News - December 2, 2013- Outside Meddling Stops Concord Project

Editorial from Executive Director Robert L. Reyna:

Outside Meddling Stops Concord Project

In September 2008, Hurricane Ike swept through South East Texas, inflicting millions of dollars worth of damage to the region.   Concord Homes, a 100 unit public housing property owned by the Beaumont Housing Authority, was impacted greatly by this storm, suffering water damage and loss of roofing and siding.

In September 2012, four years after the storm, the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission earmarked $12.5 million dollars in Hurricane Ike Disaster Recovery funding for the repair, rehabilitation or reconstruction of public housing in Beaumont.     After much study and analysis, BHA determined the most efficient use of these funds would be to completely demolish Concord Homes and rebuild the units on the same footprint.  BHA submitted this plan for approval in March 2013.

In July 2013, the State of Texas General Land Office denied BHA’s application because BHA’s plan did not appear to “Affirmatively Further Fair Housing”.  Their decision was based on strong opposition from two Austin based housing advocacy groups, the Texas Low Income Housing Information Service and Texas Appleseed. These advocates have demanded that replacement housing be built in neighborhoods of “higher opportunity”, preferably in the West End of Beaumont.

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News - January 2, 2014- HUD Awards BHA Grant to Continue Family Self Sufficiency Program

HUD AWARDS GRANT TO PROMOTE FAMILY SELF-SUFFICIENCY
Funding helps gain critical employment/life skills to compete for decent jobs

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded BHA a $40,389 grant to help residents receiving housing assistance through the Housing Choice Voucher Program to  gain access to education, job training and employment.  HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher Family Self-Sufficiency Program (HCV-FSS) helps public housing authorities across the country to hire service coordinators who will work directly with families to connect them to the supportive services that meet their individual needs and to become gainfully employed.     

“This is a modest investment that can make a world of difference for families looking to find their path to self-sufficiency,” said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. “As America’s economy continues to recover, it’s critical that we work to make sure every American has the skills and resources they need to successfully compete for jobs in the 21st Century.”

The service coordinators retained or hired through these programs work directly with residents to connect them with local organizations that provide education and job training and placement opportunities; as well as childcare, counseling, transportation and computer and financial literacy services available in their community.  This program encourages innovative strategies that link Housing Choice Voucher assistance with other resources to enable participating families to find employment; increase earned income; reduce or eliminate the need for rental and/or welfare assistance; and make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing self-sufficiency.

Participants sign a five-year contract that requires the head of the 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 interest-bearing escrow account. If the family successfully completes its FSS contract, the family receives the escrow funds that it can use for any purpose, including paying educational expenses, starting a business or paying debts.

To participate in BHA's Family Self Sufficiency Program, contact Judy Doubt at 409-951-7241 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; or Sharetha Cooper at 409-951-7221 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at 951-7242.

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