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Our Proud Members

Benny Rodriguez, Executive Director

Benny has worked in the field of Community Development and Affordable Housing for the past 21 years either in the public, nonprofit or private sector.   He currently serves as the Executive Director of HAUCDC and is a Consultant and Real Estate Broker.  


Before his current position, he held a Senior position within the Community Planning and Development Division (CPD) of the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) working out of the Houston Field office.  He has served as Deputy Director for one of HUD’s most diverse affordable housing partners where he was responsible for development and implementation of all Community Development and Affordable Housing Programs and initiatives—ensuring each project was in compliance with federal, state and local regulations and/or ordinances and that the project was on time. 


While at a previous employer more than $130 million in multi-family bonds were issued in the development of over 3000 rental units for very low income families.  Also under his direction the Homebuyer Counseling Program he administered was expanded to be the largest provider of pre-purchase homebuyer counseling in the Houston/Galveston Area.  


In the area of single family housing, more than $110 million in Mortgage Revenue Bonds were issued offering below market interest rates and down payment assistance to low- and moderate-income families. With a staff of twelve professionals, he was responsible for assisting over 100 households per year purchase their own home.  When he left this employer, they administered 75% of all first-time homebuyer programs within the Houston/ Galveston area. 


Benny holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Affairs (BS).

Vickie McBride, Ph.D..JPG

Vickie McBride, Urban Planning

Dr. Vickie McBride is an Urban Planning Consultant who serves as a change agent for disadvantaged and
underserved communities. Her current clients are the Houston Area Urban Community Development
Corporation where she provides strategic guidance on housing development issues and assists in the
coordination of overall marketing, program design and project monitoring; the Houston Area Urban
League where she provides grant writing services for housing programs including financial education,
fair housing, post homeownership and disaster recovery. She provides grant writing consultant services
to Harris County Constable Precinct 7 to address law enforcement issues that impact urban communities
and quality of life. Federal and state grants have been awarded to address victims of crime, gangs,
truancy, terrorism, domestic violence, disaster recovery, post homeownership and housing counseling.
Dr. McBride is also an Adjunct Government Professor at Houston Community College.


For 17 years she worked in the City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department
preparing the Consolidated Plan, the application for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development entitlement funds. She also wrote the City’s first Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing and the Citizen Participation Plan. During her tenure at the City, she coordinated the first homeless study to count the homeless, conducted collaboratively with the University of Houston and Texas Southern University for Houston/Harris County/Ft. Bend. Dr. McBride is a member of the Greater Houston Black Chamber- Missouri City Branch, NAACP Houston Branch Housing Committee, Missouri City Texas Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee, Missouri City Bond Exploratory Committee,
Missouri City Texas TIRZ 1, Houston-Galveston Area Council Criminal Justice Advisory Committee,
National Forum of Black Public Administrators, and Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. Dr. McBride holds a Master of City Planning and a Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Environmental Policy from Texas Southern University. She is a graduate of Leadership Texas and the National Grantsmanship Training Institute.

Curtis Wilson Jr,

Projects Manager

Curtis Wilson brings experience in project and financial management, and real estate rehabilitation/preservation and acquisition to the position of Projects Manager for HAUCDC. 


With nearly 20 years of experience in the housing arena, Curtis has served with numerous non-profit housing enterprises and supervised both multifamily and single-family housing development and infrastructure improvement.  He also has worked on several private sector projects that partnered with non-profits.


Among the non-profits where he coordinated project and/or business development include Avenue Community Development Corporation, the Neighborhood Recovery Community Development Corporation, the Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County and The Mental Health America Center for Supportive Housing.  He is skilled in grant production, budget analysis and research.


He holds a bachelor’s degree in Geography and Urban Planning from Prairie View A&M University and a master’s degree in Transportation Planning and Management.

Selma Cabazos

Executive Assistant

Selma joined the Houston Area Urban Community Development Corporation on March, 2023 as an Executive Assistant. She has provided administrative support to the staff and board of the organization.  Selma performs bookkeeping duties, reviewing invoices and processing payments. She also attends meetings and prepares Board of Directors meeting minutes. Selma is also our social media coordinator. As an experienced administrative assistant Selma has served in that capacity for several clients in the construction services industries.

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