Awards and Accomplishments

2015

Texas NAHRO
  • Best Annual Report for Large Housing Authority
  • Media Recognition Award: Unlocking the Connection
  • Best Other Publication for a Large Housing Authority: 2015 Resident Calendar
  • Executive of the Year - Lisa Garcia
  • Maintenance Person of the Year - Paul Castro
  • Resident of the Year - Rachel Martinez
  • Scholarship Award Winner - Ivy Tran
  • Management Person of the Year - Michael Roth
  • Commissioner of the Year - Tyra Duncan-Hall
  • Community Service Award - Barbara Jackson

  • NAHRO
  • Awards of Merit in Housing and Community Development: Bringing Opportunity Home Video Project, Compass to College - College Readiness Program, Rosewood Resident Leaders Program, Henry Flores Education & Training Center
  • 2014

    Texas NAHRO
  • Best Newsletter for Large Housing Authority
  • Best Other Publication for Large Housing Authority - "2013 Resident Calendar"
  • Executive of the Year - Sylvia Blanco
  • Maintenance Person of the Year - Daniel Robbins
  • Resident of the Year - Maleah Douglas
  • Scholarship Award Winner - Bulls Taban
  • 2013

    Texas NAHRO
  • Administrative Person of the Year - Josie Dangerfield
  • Maintenance Person of the Year - Barry Hall
  • Management Person of the Year - Pilar Sanchez
  • 2012

    NAHRO
  • Award of Excellence - "Economic Business Growth Incubator"
  • Award of Merit - "Going Green"

  • Texas NAHRO
  • Best Annual Report for Large Housing Authority
  • Best Newsletter for Large Housing Authority
  • Best Other Publication for Large Housing Authority - "2012 Resident Calendar"

  • SW NAHRO
  • Best Other Agency Publications -"2012 Calendar"

  • 2011

    Texas NAHRO
  • Best Annual Report for Large Housing Authority
  • Best Newsletter for Large Housing Authority
  • Best Other Publication for Large Housing Authority - "2011 Resident Calendar"
  • 2010

    Texas NAHRO
  • Best Newsletter for Large Housing Authority
  • Best Other Publication for Large Housing Authority - "2010 Resident Calendar"
  • Outstanding Achievement in Media Recognition

  • SW NAHRO
  • Best Annual Report
  • Best Publications - "2010 Resident Calendar" and "Scholarship Awards Ceremony Program"
  • Outstanding Achievement in Media Recognition - "Operation Strikeout"
  • Maintenance Person of the Year - Curtis Neff
  • 2009

    NAHRO
  • Merit Award - Emerging Enterprises Business Incubator

  • Texas NAHRO
  • Best Newsletter for Large Housing Authority
  • Best Other Publication for Large Housing Authority - "2009 Resident Calendar"
  • Outstanding Achievement in Media Recognition

  • SW NAHRO
  • Best Annual Report
  • Best Publications - "2009 Resident Calendar" and "Scholarship Awards Ceremony Program"
  • Outstanding Achievement in Media Recognition - "Operation Strikeout"
  • Maintenance Person of the Year - Curtis Neff
  • Honorable Mention Best Newsletter
  • 2008

    NAHRO
  • Award of Merit, Program Innovation - Resident/ Client Services

  • Texas NAHRO
  • Best Newsletter for Large Housing Authority
  • Best Other Publication for Large Housing Authority - "2008 Resident Calendar"
  • Management Person of the Year - Jimi Teasdale
  • Commissioner of the Year for Large Housing Authority - Carl Richie, Jr.
  • Outstanding Achievement in Media Recognition

  • SW NAHRO
  • Best Annual Report
  • Scholarship Award Winner - Christina Thomas
  • Outstanding Resident of the Year - Candace Blaylark
  • Special Achievement Award - Officer Michael Crumrine
  • 2007

    NAHRO
  • Award of Merit - Scholarship Fund - Building Self-Suffiency
  • Award of Merit - The Media- How to Create a Positive Image
  • Award of Merit - Sharing Christmas With Our Heroes

  • Texas NAHRO
  • Best Newsletter for Large Housing Authority
  • Best Other Publication for Large Housing Authority - "2007 Resident Calendar"
  • Commissioner of the Year for Large Housing Authority - Henry Flores
  • Best Media Recognition - Featured Story

  • SW NAHRO
  • Best Newsletter
  • Certificate - "2007 Resident Calendar"
  • Winner's Plaque Special Achievement - Coverage of a Local Housing Agency by a Broadcast Medium
  • Commissioner of the Year for Large Housing Authority - Henry Flores

  • Austin Partners in Education - Partner of the Year
    Austin Partners in Education - Special Project of the Year

    2006

    Texas NAHRO
  • Best Newsletter for Large Housing Authority
  • Best Other Publication for Large Housing Authority - "2006 Resident Calendar"

  • SW NAHRO
  • Best Newsletter
  • Certificate - "2006 Resident Calendar"
  • Best Annual Report
  • Certificate Agency Publication - "HACA Highlights"

  • Greater Austin Business Awards - Education in the Not-For-Profit category

    2005

    NAHRO
  • Elizabeth B. Wells Memorial Award - Commissioner Carl S. Richie, Jr.
  • Award of Merit - Dropout Prevention Initiative
  • Award of Merit - Making the Difference, the American Dream

  • Texas NAHRO
  • Best Annual Report for Large Housing Authority

  • SW NAHRO
  • Commissioner's Service Award - Carl S. Richie, Jr.
  • Winner's Plaque - Resident Calendar
  • Winner's Plaque - Family Self-Sufficiency Banquet Program
  • Winner's Plaque - Special Achievement, Coverage of a Local Housing Agency by a Broadcast Medium
  • Winner's Plaque - Best Newsletter
  • Certificate of Recognition - Scholarship Announcement
  • Certificate of Recognition - Special Achievement in the Family Self-Sufficiency Program

  • The Communicator Awards - Award of Distinction for Newsletter Design

    2004

    NAHRO
  • Elizabeth B. Wells Memorial Award - Commissioner Carl S. Richie, Jr.
  • Award of Merit - Program Innovation-Resident and Client Services, Family Self-Sufficiency Banquet
  • Award of Merit - Program Innovation-Resident and Client Services, Incentive Program

  • Texas NAHRO
  • Award for Special Publications - "Sixth Annual Family Self-Sufficiency Banquet Program"
  • Award for Media Recognition - "Turn Around in Public Housing"

  • SW NAHRO
  • Winner's Plaque - Resident Calendar
  • Winner's Plaque - Best Newsletter
  • Certificate of Recognition - Orientation Video
  • Winner's Plaque - Coverage of a Housing Agency, Austin American-Statesman
  • Winner's Plaque - Best Annual Report

  • Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists - In appreciation of HACA's outstanding service and dedication to the society

    2003

    NAHRO
  • Award of Merit - Health and Safety Fairs

  • Texas NAHRO
  • Commissioner of the Year for Large Housing Authority - Carl S. Richie, Jr.
  • Best Newsletter for Large Housing Authority
  • Media Recognition - "HACA Resident Scholarship Program"
  • Media Recognition - "Musical Summer Camp for Kids"

  • SW NAHRO
  • Winner’s Plaque - KXAN TV Austin, TX for Broadcast Coverage of Public Housing
  • Winner’s Plaque - News 8 Austin, TX for Broadcast Coverage of Public Housing
  • Winner’s Plaque - Best Agency Publication - Resident Calendar
  • Winner’s Plaque - Best Agency Publication - Mayfest Resource Guide
  • Certificate of Merit - Family Self-Sufficiency Program
  • Certificate of Merit - Annual Report

  • Adopt-A-Park Outstanding Public Sector Partner of the Year Award

    2002

    Texas NAHRO
  • Administrative Innovation - Energy Conservation
  • Best Newsletter for a Large Housing Authority

  • SW NAHRO
  • Program Innovation - Dollars for Scholars
  • Best Newsletter
  • FSS Banquet Program
  • Best Agency Publication - "2002 Resident Calendar"
  • Senior Mayfest Booklet

  • Housing and Urban Development - Best Practices Award of Excellence
    City of Austin - ICI Water Conservation Award
    Goodwill Community Partnership Award

    2001

    Texas NAHRO
  • Honorable Mention - Most Innovative Newsletter
  • Honorable Mention - Community Service and FSS Materials
  • Best Resource Guide - Senior Mayfest Resource Guide
  • Program Innovation - Resident and Client Services - Job Source Center

  • SW NAHRO
  • Best Agency Publication - Senior Mayfest Resource Guide
  • Program Innovation - Resident and Client Services - Job Source Center
  • 2000

    Texas NAHRO
  • Program Innovation - Resource Guide for Senior Citizens
  • Administrative Innovation - One Stop Resource Fair
  • Program Innovation - Home Tenant Based Rental Assistance Partnership
  • Administrative Innovation - PHA Administers DOL funds Benefit TANF residents
  • Project Design - Project 1000
  • Best Broadcast Media

  • SW NAHRO
  • Senior Mayfest Booklet
  • Program Innovation - FSS Banquet Program
  • Program Innovation-Resident and Client Services - Job Source Center