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Posted on: February 15, 2022

[ARCHIVED] City seeks public housing resident for Victoria Housing Authority board

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The City of Victoria is seeking a resident of public housing to serve on the Victoria Housing Authority board.

The Victoria Housing Authority provides low-income residents with decent housing through its public housing program and housing choice voucher program. Board members are appointed by the mayor. At least one board member must reside at a Victoria Housing Authority property.

Mayor Jeff Bauknight recently appointed Cynthia Staley, president and executive director of Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity, to fill a vacancy left on the board after the resignation of board chairman Bud Oliver. Oliver had served as chairman for two years. Bauknight also appointed board member Raquel Garza to serve as chairwoman.

Jeff Bauknight“I’m thankful to Bud Oliver for the contribution of his time and talents to the Victoria Housing Authority board,” Bauknight said. “One additional opening on the VHA needs to be filled by a current VHA resident. I want to encourage residents to apply so that I can appoint a qualified applicant to help provide housing to people who need it most.”

To apply, call 361-485-3030 or email swest@victoriatx.gov. Bauknight intends to make an appointment in March.

For more information about the Victoria Housing Authority, visit www.victoriahousing.org

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