Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs - Building Homes and Strengthening Communities

Office of Colonia Initiatives/Housing Trust Fund Staff

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Staff Title Phone
Abigail Versyp Director of Single Family and Homeless Programs 512-475-0908
Glynis L. Vitanza Manager of OCI, NSP, and SHTF 512-936-7800
Diana K. Velez Administrator
of Amy Young Barrier Removal
Charles "TC" Day
Program Specialist
Office of Colonia Initiatives/Housing Trust Fund
Luis Diaz
Single Family Loan Coordinator 512-475-3843

Border Field Offices

The Office of Colonia Initiatives (OCI) Division manages three border field offices in El Paso, Laredo, and Pharr which act as liaisons between the state and local organizations. These border field offices administer various OCI programs and services at the local level and provide technical assistance to colonia residents, nonprofits, for-profits, units of general local government, and other community organizations along the Texas-Mexico border.

The border field offices are partially supported through General Revenue, bond funds, HOME and Community Development Block Grant (“CDBG”) funds.

Border Field Office Address Phone
El Paso
Albert Alvidrez
OCI Administrator
401 East Franklin, Suite 550-C
El Paso, TX 79901
Phone: 915-834-4925
Cell: 915-300-9590
Fax: 915-383-4926
Juan Palacios
Border Field Officer
8116 TX-359
Laredo, TX 78043
Cell: 956-313-2430
Yesenia Ayala Perez
Border Field Officer
1503 West Polk Avenue, Suite 65
Pharr, TX 78577
Cell: 956-313-3934