Tiffany L. Robinson - Executive Director
Ms. Tiffany Robinson has over fifteen years of professional experience working in housing authorities including Texas, Louisiana, and Illinois, her contributions and experience in affordable housing programs is diverse. It includes:
- Beaumont Housing Authority, where she served her initial years as a V.I.S.T.A worker in the Resident Initiative and Service Department, as a Resident Representative, mediating on the behalf of the residents and management, establishing programs for all residents including Drug and Sex Abuse Counseling, and partnering with the community service agencies for the families of Public Housing. She further worked in Public Housing Management, Section 8 Management, and Special housing services while working in various positions as the Admissions Specialist, Section 8 Caseworker, the Desegregated Housing Coordinator, Family Unification Specialist, Mobility Counselor, and as a Commissioned Security Officer for the former Neches Park Homes development.
- Housing Authority of the City of Texarkana, Texas, is where she served as the Director of Housing Programs (Deputy Director). A short time after joining the agency Ms. Robinson served as the Interim Executive Director. Ms. Robinson had oversight for programs including Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher, Resident Services, Family Self Sufficiency, Tax credit properties, Maintenance and she also worked closely with the HOPE VI Department. She assisted the agency in obtaining a $20 million dollar HOPE VI Grant which equated to $73 million dollars total due to community partnerships, monetary commitments, and in-kind services to the agency. She further assisted the agency from being "troubled" to becoming a high performer in a very short period of time.
- Housing Authority of the City of Shreveport, she served as the Director of the Housing Choice Voucher Program. When she arrived this program was in "troubled" status and under her guidance and leadership the program came out of trouble to receive a status of Standard Performer in less than six months. She implemented several administrative changes, standard operating procedures, updated forms, and trained the staff on SEMAP requirements, HCV operations, and HQS Inspections. Her programmatic duties included but were not limited to: Management of the Housing Choice Voucher Program, D-HAP, Mod-Rehab, Family Self Sufficiency and Project-based vouchers.
Currently, Ms. Robinson is the Executive Director of the Maywood Housing Authority. Upon her arrival, the agency was declared "troubled". She is working diligently with associates and the staff to resolve all areas of concerns related to the management of the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Great strides have already been made to correct deficiencies that were cited by HUD. Ms. Robinson's end in mind is for this agency to become high performer and be declared the best housing agency in the state of Illinois.
Ms. Robinson is very proud of her beginning in housing. She spent her teenage years in the Beaumont Housing Authority public housing development of Neches Park Homes and later in her adult years she spent a couple of years in Tracewood II development. During these times is when Ms. Robinson gained understanding and developed her love and passion for the housing industry.
Before and during her career in housing Ms. Robinson attended Lamar University and Dempsey Beauty College both in Beaumont, TX, Texarkana College and Texas A&M University both in Texarkana, TX. Her studies include Cosmetology, Mass Communications, Real Estate, and Administrative Leadership and Management. She was recognized as a Leader Scholar upon graduation from Texas A & M University - Texarkana.
In addition, Ms. Robinson holds two Real Estate Licenses in the state of Arkansas and Texas, and over 16 professional development certifications from NAHRO and Nan McKay and Associates for the operational management of various aspects of the Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Programs.
Call Maywood Housing Authority at (708) 345-7315