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

Office of Colonia Initiatives/Housing Trust Fund Staff

To get help where you live find help here. Para obtener ayuda donde vives encuenta ayuda aquí.


Staff Title Phone
Abigail Versyp Director of Single Family and Homeless Programs 512-475-0908
Chad Landry Manager of Single Family Programs 512-475-2135
Luis Diaz
Single Family Loan Coordinator 512-475-3843
Arlenn Bookout
Program Specialist for Amy Young Barrier Removal 512-936-7799

Border Field Officers

The Office of Colonia Initiatives (OCI) Division border field officers, which act as liaisons between the state and local organizations. These border field officers 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.

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
1503 West Polk Avenue, Suite 65
Pharr, TX 78577
Cell: 956-313-2430