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Mayor Turner Appoints Interim Housing Director

Mayor Turner Appoints Interim Housing Director

McCasland was recently employed at the Harris County Housing Authority where he has served as the chief executive officer. He left the county position in August of 2015 for what turned out to be an unsuccessful campaign for the At Large Position 1 seat on Houston City Council.  He also has previous experience working as a contractor for the Bayou Greenways 2020 project, Vinson and Elkins LLP and former mayor Bill White’s gubernatorial campaign.  His law degree is from Yale University and he holds Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees from Baylor University and Hobe Sound Bible College, respectively.

“Tom has direct experience in the operation and management of a public agency,” said Mayor Turner.  “He has a proven track record of eliminating waste and inefficiency and is committed to transparency.  I am especially impressed with his efforts to help end veterans’ and children’s homelessness and sensitivity to the issues that the HCD department encounters on a daily basis.”

HCD administers over $100 million annually in various federal, state and local programs. From investing in neighborhood parks, multifamily communities and economic development, to providing first-time homebuyer assistance and funds to serve the homeless, elderly and disabled the department’s focus is on improving quality of life for Houston’s neighborhoods and families.

 

U.S.salutes Nigeria on Fourth, shuts door against looted funds from Nigeria

U.S.salutes Nigeria on Fourth, shuts door against looted funds from Nigeria

U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, has reaffirmed his country’s commitment to assist Nigeria fight corruption and ensure that no stolen funds are laundered thro...

Lone Star College, Texas Southern University partner for student success

Lone Star College, Texas Southern University partner for student success

HOUSTON (June 30, 2016) – Lone Star College students will find a simpler way to transfer to Texas Southern University thanks to a new agreement between the two institutio...

More officers hit the streets, police presence increases in parks & downtown

More officers hit the streets, police presence increases in parks & downtown

Nigeria's Elechi Amadi, author of The Concubine, dies

Nigeria's Elechi Amadi, author of The Concubine, dies

Renowned Nigerian author Elechi Amadi has died of an undisclosed illness at the age of 82. He was most famous for The Concubine, which pictured the culture of marriage and ...

College to launch cost-cutting ‘open source’ degree program

College to launch cost-cutting ‘open source’ degree program

 

PASADENA, Texas – San Jacinto College is preparing to launch a general studies associate degree program that will provide significant cost savings to students b...

Green Groups Fund-raise Against Trump's Climate Stance

Green Groups Fund-raise Against Trump's Climate Stance

Donald Trump's promise to gut US environmental regulations and revive the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline if elected president is a nightmare for green groups, but...

HCC offers training to enter insurance industry

HCC offers training to enter insurance industry

HOUSTON [June 1, 2016] - In light of recent natural disasters, insurance agents are playing an important role in guiding victims through the recovery process.  When a cri...

HCC salutes the Class of 2016

HCC salutes the Class of 2016

HOUSTON [May 17, 2016] –  “I made a promise to my mom before she passed away that I would finish my degree and that is why I am here,” said Kelly James,  who kept his pro...

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