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About Us

Helping to change the narrative

Our mission is to provide life-stabilizing, affordable, permanent Housing + Services for people who live on very limited incomes.

New Hope’s vision for the future is so much broader than just housing.

From creating access to educational opportunities to partnering with leading organizations to ensure residents have the health care and social services they need– we’re helping to change the narrative for generations to come.

Our History

In 1993, the plight of homelessness was abundantly clear to the People of Christ Church Cathedral-Episcopal.

Church parishioners only needed to step outside of the Cathedral doors in the heart of downtown Houston, to understand how severe the issue of homelessness was for the city. Realizing it was a problem they could not ignore they set to work securing a decent place to live for those with no where to call home.

The solution began with a challenge - the Church asked their parishioners to participate in a dollar-for-dollar fundraising campaign to restore the historic Cathedral structure with the promise that for every $1 raised, $1 would be matched to invest in community solutions. They raised $1.25MM to incorporate New Hope Housing and build the first 40 units of single room occupancy (SRO) rental housing in Houston. This humble beginning launched three decades of serving Houston’s most vulnerable residents. We graciously acknowledge our friends at Christ Church Cathedral for laying the foundation needed to give hope to more than 13,000 people.

Our Team

We’re great as individuals,
but together we thrive.

Board of Directors

Vanessa R. Schick, Ph.D.

Associate Professor,
Division of Management, Policy and Community Health
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston,
School of Public Health

Frank C. Steininger

Retired Executive Vice President
Civeo Corporation

Garrett W. Thompson

Managing Director
CTR Real Estate Partners

Janice E. Walker

Senior Managing Director – Investment Management

HACDC Neighborhood Board Members

Bolivar “Bo” M. Fraga

Senior Community Engagement Developer,

Irma G. Galvan

Irma’s Original Restaurant

Preston Roe



Joy Horak-Brown

President and CEO

Calvin, Tang, CPA, CGMA, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

Tamara Foster, CAPS

Executive Vice President, Onsite Operations and Strategic Partnerships

Stacey Lastovica, CAPS

Vice President, Property Management

Executive Management

Diana Gross

Senior Director, Philanthropy

Katie Lamb, SPHR

Senior Director, People and Culture

Ash Hussain, CPA, CAM

Director, Finance

Ron Lastimosa

Director, Real Estate Development

Cesar Ramirez

Director, Onsite Programs and Services

Joe Reyes, CAMT

Director, Maintenance

Our Recent Awards

Urban Land Institute




Texas Homeless Network


Houston Apartment Association


2019 APEX Awards, Communications Concept


Houston Business Journal


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