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Executive Director's Message

On behalf of the dedicated staff of the Housing Authority of the City of McAllen, our Board of Commissioners and myself, welcome to our Web Page.

The Housing Authority was created in 1939 by the City of McAllen with a mutual promise to eliminate unsafe and insanitary dwellings by promoting the creation of safe, decent and affordable housing. This promise sets our mission “Transforming Families- Strengthening Community” and drives our commitment to meet the housing needs of our community.

Through our monthly service to over 3,500 family members through Public Housing and Tenant Based Section 8 Housing programs we recognize that housing is the beginning step toward transforming families. Our resident services also provide access to social services and educational opportunities.  It is through our partnerships with community stake holders that we are able to provide family self-sufficiency and mobility opportunities.

Our $5 million dollar funding provided annually to subsidize rent payments for hard working families through our Section 8 Program supports the local investment and upkeep of privately owned properties in this program.  The stringent inspection protocols of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) assure that federal dollars are supporting quality properties and strengthening community investments.

The McAllen Housing Authority’s vision embraces the challenge of the increasing housing needs in our community.  We will meet that challenge with a strong determination to grow and evolve, thus continuing to make a positive impact for our families and community.


Arnold Padilla

Executive Director

We are an Equal Opportunity Housing Provider.
We are an Equal Housing Opportunity Provider. We provide housing without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, physical or mental handicap, familial status, national origin, or other protected class. To file a complaint of discrimination, write HUD Director, Office of Civil Rights, 451 7th Street S.W., Washington, D.C. 20410 or call Customer Service at (202) 708-1112 (voice) or (202) 708-1455 (TTY). HUD is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
We are prohibited from discriminating.
In accordance with federal law and United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex or familial status. To file a complaint of discrimination, write HUD Director, Office of Civil Rights, 451 7th Street S.W., Washington, D.C. 20410, or call (202) 708-1112 (voice) or (202) 708-1455 (TTY).