Houston Housing Authority Records
Scope and Contents
The collection contains correspondence, legal records, newspaper clippings, maps, contracts, periodicals, various types of ephemera, and reports documenting the development of public housing projects in Houston. Of note there are several photographs and negatives taken by the photographer Bob Bailey, and documentation resignation of the architect John F. Staub.
- Majority of material found in 1938-1949; 1995-2004
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Houston Housing Authority Records must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.
Biographical / Historical
The Houston Housing Authority (HHA) was established in 1938 in response to the passage of the US Housing Act of 1937. The HHA was created with the aim of providing the growing Houston population’s low-income families and individuals with safe and sanitary living conditions. As of 2018, the HHA serves more than 60,000 low-income Houstonians.
5.25 Linear Feet ((6 boxes) )
Language of Materials
Original order was honored with the exception of moving all photographs to the end of the collection for preservation reasons, and there was no discernible reason for their previous location within the collection.
Series 1 San Felipe Courts Series 2 Allen Parkway Village Series 3 Photographs and Negatives
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Brian Gage (Houston Housing Authority) in 2016.
Processed by Roberto Nanes, May 2018
- Architecture -- Texas -- Houston Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Housing Authority of The City of Houston Subject Source: Local sources
- Public housing Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Houston Housing Authority Records
- Roberto Nanes
- May 2018
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
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Part of the Houston History Research Center Repository