Hispanic Housing & Education Corporation (HHEC), a Texas Non-Profit
Chartered as a 501 (C)3 in 1991
A CHILD WITHOUT AN EDUCATION IS LIKE A HOUSE WITHOUT A FOUNDATION
HHEC develops affordable, decent, safe, and sanity housing in blighted and under
developed neighborhoods. The development incorporates on-site early childhood
development programs that help improve school readiness of children living in poverty,
To raise the standard of living of low income families through decent housing and
creating opportunities that keep children from dropping out of school.
Families living in eastend and southwest Houston found themselves living in
dilapidated housing and an overflow of pre-k children could not be served by the school
district. Through Tax credits and a collaboration with National Equity Fund, HHEC was
able to construct 150 affordable apartments in Houston's near eastend, where no
development had occurred in over 30 years. In southwest Houston, HHEC and HUD
collaborated to rehab a dilapidated 535 unit apartment complex that had families living
in squaller. HHEC incorporated schools at both locations in order to alleviate
overcrowding issues that negatively impacted children.