Joel Tabar

Director of Resident Services

Joel Tabar is responsible for the daily operations and maintenance of Opportunity Home’s public housing communities, which includes nearly 6,000 rental units at 56 multifamily communities and 69 single-family properties. He also directs the grant-funded supportive service programs and community-building initiatives designed to empower and equip families to improve their quality of life and achieve self-sufficiency.

In his previous role as Assistant Director of Federal Housing Programs, Tabar coordinated the successful administration of the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, which provides quality affordable housing to more than 12,000 families, and special purpose voucher programs designed to assist San Antonio’s unhoused and other vulnerable populations.

Tabar holds more than a dozen professional certifications in Housing Choice Voucher and Public Housing program administration and management. He earned a Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice and a Master of Science in Sociology from the University of Texas at San Antonio.