Prior to joining the Texas Affiliation of Affordable Housing Providers, Roger Arriaga served the housing industry as Assistant Director at the City of Austin’s Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) and subsequently as Director of Government Affairs for production homebuilder KB Home. Most recently, he served in several roles within natural resources and economic development in San Antonio. As the Director of Natural Resources for the Alamo Area Council of Governments, he was responsible for coordinating air quality initiatives for the 13-county region in South Central Texas. He also worked in water policy and management as Chief of Staff at the San Antonio Water System (SAWS), the largest municipally-owned water system in the nation. As Vice President of Public Affairs at the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, he represented the business community in the areas of energy, water, transportation, and legislative affairs.
Roger’s commitment to community service includes serving in volunteer roles for the Round Rock ISD as Bond Committee Chair, Student Mentor, Superintendent Appointee to the District Level Committee, and alumni chair for the inaugural class of Leadership RRISD. He has served as president of numerous homeowner associations, was a former appointee to the State Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee, and previously served as Vice Chair for the Austin/Travis County Homeless Task Force.
Arriaga is a former recipient of the Clarence E. Ridley Award from the Texas City Management Association, the President’s Award for Service from the Greater Austin Homebuilders Association and the Commitment to Excellence Award from Build San Antonio Green.
Roger’s education includes a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Texas’ Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Roger and his wife, Carmen, celebrated their 25th anniversary in 2017. They have two boys in college and a daughter in middle school.
Naomi is the Communications Director for the Texas Affiliation of Affordable Housing Providers. Prior to joining TAAHP, Naomi served as Communications Director for a local non-profit trade organization serving the real estate industry, managing editor of a local real estate publication, marketing manager for a real estate franchise as well as freelancing graphic design for numerous clients and brands. She was honored in 2014 as Marketing Professional of the Year by the Texas Association of Builders.
Naomi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a native Austinite and when not working, enjoys spending time with family.
Kristi is the Director of the Texas Housing Conference hosted by TAAHP. Kristi is in her tenth year as the Conference Director and is in charge of 35+ education sessions, all networking events, fundraising, partner and booth sales, advertising sales, as well as keynote and panel speakers. Kristi was previously the Executive Director of the Texas Association of Builders from 2002 through 2007. Kristi works with the Greater San Antonio Builders Association, the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation and consults for others involved in affordable housing arena. She was named Executive Officer of the Year in 2007 by the National Association of Home Builders. She serves on the NAHB Board of Directors, lives in San Antonio and is a single mother of twin sons, Hunter and Fisher, who are both in college.
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New Hope Housing & Star of Hope’s Cornerstone Community receives Urban Land Institute award for excellence in the Americas
The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has awarded New Hope Housing and Star of Hope’s Cornerstone Community with its annual ULI Award for Excellence: The Americas. The 47-acre Cornerstone Community campus includes the Star of Hope Women & Family Development Center and New Hope Housing Reed’s 187 fully-furnished, affordable apartment homes.
Houston, Texas — Blazer broke ground in July 2021 on the construction of Hartwood at Canal, a brand-new loft-style multi-family apartment community located in Houston’s Historic Second Ward. Hartwood at Canal offers affordable housing in this 150-unit property that sits at 5601 Canal Street, Houston, Texas 77011 on the northeast corner of Canal Street and N. Latham Street.
The Texas Governor has called for another session to tackle redistricting, as well as other policy priorities such as allocating $16 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funds.
The City of Austin’s Housing and Planning Department released the 2020 Blueprint scorecard measuring its affordable housing goals. The Scorecards measure goals outlined in the Strategic Housing Blueprint including ensuring the creation, preservation, and equitable spread of affordable housing units across our City while aiming to create affordability accessible to a wide range of incomes.