New Manager of the MAUC Housing Center

Over the past several months, Christopher W Sanchez has been providing technical assistance and resource development services to the Mexican American Unity Council, Inc. – MAUC. He is officially employed by NALCAB – The National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders. He has been on temporary assignment working with MAUC to help them develop their Housing Services Center. On June 29,2018, it was announced that Mr. Oscar Saenz (osaenz@mauc.org) would be taking over the permanent duties, as the Manager of the MAUC Housing Center. Mr. Saenz has worked in the community and within the affordable housing industry. He will be joined by Daniel Ibarra, who was also recently hired to work for the MAUC Housing Center. MAUC was incorporated in 1967 as a means to diligently organize for economic and political empowerment of the Mexican American population in San Antonio. We wish you all the best in continuing to advocate for positive and equitable affordable housing strategies and solutions for the City of San Antonio.

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En los últimos meses, Christopher W. Sánchez ha brindado asistencia técnica y servicios de desarrollo de recursos al Consejo de la Unidad Mexico Americana, Inc. – MAUC. Él es empleado oficial de NALCAB – La Asociación Nacional de Constructores de Activos Comunitarios Latinos. Ha estado en una asignación temporal trabajando con MAUC para ayudarlos a desarrollar su Centro de Servicios de Vivienda. El 29 de junio de 2008, se anunció que el Sr. Oscar Saenz (osaenz@mauc.org) asumiría las funciones permanentes como Gerente del Centro de Vivienda MAUC. El Sr. Saenz ha trabajado en la comunidad y en la industria de la vivienda asequible. Él se unirá a Daniel Ibarra, quien también fue contratado recientemente para trabajar en el Centro de Vivienda MAUC. MAUC se incorporó en 1967 como un medio para organizar diligentemente para el empoderamiento económico y político de la población mexicoamericana en San Antonio. Le deseamos todo lo mejor para continuar abogando por soluciones y soluciones de viviendas asequibles, positivas y equitativas para la Ciudad de San Antonio.

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