Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs - Building Homes and Strengthening Communities

Border Field Offices

The Office of Colonia Initiatives (OCI) Division manages three border field offices in El Paso, Laredo, and Pharr which act as liaisons between the state and local organizations. These border field offices administer various OCI programs and services at the local level and provide technical assistance to colonia residents, nonprofits, for-profits, units of general local government, and other community organizations along the Texas-Mexico border.

The border field offices are partially funded through General Revenue, Bond Funds, HOME and CDBG.

El Paso
OCI Border Field Officer: Albert Alvidrez, albert.alvidrez@tdhca.state.tx.us
401 East Franklin, Suite 550-A
El Paso, TX 79901
Tel (915) 834-4925
Fax (915) 383-4926

OCI Border Field Officer: Francisco Salazar, francisco.salazar@tdhca.state.tx.us
8116 TX 359
Laredo, TX 78043
Tel (956) 523-4756 or (512) 475-2261

OCI Border Field Officer: Yesenia Ayala Perez, yesenia.ayala@tdhca.state.tx.us
1503 West Polk Avenue, Suite 65
Pharr, TX 78577
Tel (956) 783-0693
Fax (956) 783-0637