roberto-board-thumbWe are proud to announce that Roberto Gonzalez has been approved as a board member for the Harris County Housing Authority.  It was first reported by the Houston Chronicle in an article posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.

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Housing Authority now has all new leadership

The Harris County Housing Authority, turned upside down last year after a Houston Chronicle investigation revealed a variety of missteps at the agency, officially has all new leadership.

The authority’s  board elected officers at a meeting on Monday, elevating vice chairman Kerry Wright to chairman and naming commissioner David Riddle as vice chairman.

Harris County Commissioners Court last week approved businessman Roberto Gonzalez to fill a vacancy on the five-member board created when chairman Beto Cardenas announced his resignation in December. The reform-minded Cardenas, praised for the changes he made to governing and ethics policies during his eight-month tenure, was the only remaining board member after his four colleagues and authority CEO Guy Rankin were purged last spring following a series of Chronicle stories uncovering a variety of problems, including too-high pay, rampant overspending and nepotism. The FBI now is investigating Rankin.

CEO Tom McCasland, later hired permanently, was appointed on an interim basis in March, the same month Cardenas became chairman.
“We’re turning it around,” Wright said. “And that’s all we want everyone to know is we’re turning it around and moving forward.”

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