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December 6, 2018

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TDHCA Governing Board names David Cervantes agency Acting Director


(AUSTIN) – The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) Governing Board has named David Cervantes as Acting Director of the agency, effective December 1, 2018. Cervantes succeeds outgoing executive director Tim Irvine who is retiring after 19 years of state service.

Cervantes has served at TDHCA for more than 30 years, most recently as Director of Administration in which he oversaw an annual agency budget of $28 million and managed the divisions of Financial Administration, Information Systems and Human Resources. His tenure at TDHCA marks the longest amongst current TDHCA staff members.

“The Board is confident that David will do a great job in leading the agency through the upcoming legislative session,” said TDHCA Governing Board Chair, J.B. Goodwin. “He has extensive knowledge of our programs and our budget and has the full support of this Board and agency staff.”

Cervantes’ appointment as acting director comes upon the official retirement of Tim Irvine who served as THDCA Executive Director for seven years.

“I appreciate the confidence the Board has shown in me and will do everything I can to help TDHCA continue meeting the high standard for which it is known,” Cervantes said.

Cervantes will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of TDHCA, providing executive direction, management, and oversight of the agency’s operational programs to ensure the Department carries out the mission, policies, and programs as defined by the Governor and state and federal law.

He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and his Master of Business Administration from Southwest Texas State University. He is a member of the Government Finance Officers’ Association and a graduate of the 2002 inaugural class of the Texas Fiscal Officers’ Academy.

About the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs
The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs is committed to expanding fair housing choice and opportunities for Texans through the administration and funding of affordable housing and homeownership opportunities, weatherization, and community-based services with the help of for-profits, nonprofits, and local governments. For more information about fair housing, funding opportunities, or services in your area, please visit www.tdhca.state.tx.us or the Learn about Fair Housing in Texas page. 

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