Each public housing development has a governing body, the
Resident Council. Members are elected by residents to perform
a number of tasks, including planning events and activities, fund
raising, addressing resident concerns and coordination with Houston
Housing Authority staff and community service providers.
The individual Resident Council President collectively makes up
the agency's Council of Development Presidents (CDP). The CDP meets
monthly to discuss resident issues and concerns, get updates from
Housing Authority staff and other planning activities.
The Houston Housing Authority provides Resident Council officers
with training to help ensure that the councils are well governed
and adhere to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development's requirements for council membership.
2014 Resident Council Presidents