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UAP Appointments

The individual Commissioner Court members make appointments to numerous boards and commissions. A list of these appointments can be found on the Board & Committee Appointments page. There are 13 additional board and commission appointments that are made by the full Commissioners Court. The Intergovernmental Relations Office manages the process for these appointments following the procedures laid out in the Uniform Appointment Policy. Collectively, these thirteen agency appointments are referred to as UAP Appointments.

More information about each agency can be found by clicking on the name in the list below.

When available, current appointment opportunities can be found below.

Travis County Appointments to the Strategic Housing Finance Corporation Board of Directors & Housing Authority of Travis County Board of Commissioners

Application Deadline: Friday, January 28, 2022

The Travis County Commissioners Court seeks residents interested in working creatively in public and affordable housing. The Court is currently seeking to fill vacancies on two boards, the Housing Authority of Travis County (HATC) and the Strategic Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC). Because there is some overlap between the missions of the HATC and the SHFC, qualified applicants may be appointed to both boards. 

Applicants should be interested in working with experienced board members to shape the future of key county assets. As the community grapples with housing needs, the Court seeks to build a team of appointees to work proactively on policy, staff development and innovative business processes that will strengthen the two entities to provide leadership in this important arena. County staff is engaged with the boards to assist in developing a roadmap that will assist new and current members in planning for action.

Terms for both boards are two years.

Housing Authority of Travis County

The Housing Authority of Travis County, Texas (HATC) exists to provide safe, decent and sanitary housing for low income families in Travis County. The HATC currently operates and maintains 105 HUD public housing units and authorizes the issuance of over 568 housing choice vouchers.

Strategic Housing Finance Corporation

The Strategic Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC) serves the mission of the Housing Authority of Travis County (HATC) by acting as its primary development corporation. The SHFC works with private developers and public entities to research and create opportunities to build new affordable housing. The Strategic Housing Finance Corporation issues bonds and utilizes Low Income Housing Tax Credits to finance its housing acquisitions and new developments.

Qualifications

The Travis County Commissioners Court is seeking qualified applicants who will participate actively in the work of the Boards and dedicate their time, talent and energy to the mission of the HATC and SHFC. In particular, the Court is looking for applicants familiar with one or more of the following:

  • finance and accounting principles
  • familiarity with federal and state housing funding sources
  • knowledge of financing tools such as bonds, tax credits & incentives
  • spreadsheet/ledgers
  • development/construction
  • property management
  • experience working with diverse & special needs populations
  • social services
  • nonprofit organizations
  • strategic planning, and
  • affordable/public housing.

 The deadline for applications is Friday January 28, 2022 by 5:00 pm.

 

IGR Staff

IGR Officer
Julie Wheeler

IGR Specialist
Cicely Kay

IGR Administrative Associate
Nicole Goldbach

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