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Monday, July 26, 2019

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TDHCA Governing Board names Bobby Wilkinson as agency Executive Director


(AUSTIN) – The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) Governing Board has named Bobby Wilkinson as Executive Director of the agency, effective August 15, 2019.

“We are especially pleased that Bobby has agreed to take on this leadership role for the agency,” said TDHCA Governing Board Chair, J.B. Goodwin. “He comes to us with much experience in understanding the complex policies in which the agency operates. Bobby is eminently well-qualified to advance the agency in its work to help the vulnerable households within our state.”

Wilkinson has served as an advisor to Texas Governor Greg Abbott on housing policy since 2014. He also filled various other roles in the Abbott administration’s Budget and Policy division, most recently as Deputy Budget Director. Wilkinson has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin.

“I’m honored to have this opportunity to continue serving the State of Texas in this new role as Executive Director of such a superb agency,” Wilkinson said.

TDHCA is the state agency responsible for affordable housing, community and energy assistance programs, colonia activities, and regulation of the state's manufactured housing industry. The Department currently administers $2 billion through for-profit, nonprofit, and local government partnerships to deliver local housing and community-based opportunities and assistance to Texans in need. The overwhelming majority of the Department's resources are derived from mortgage revenue bond financing and refinancing, federal grants, and federal tax credits.

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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