Mayor Announces Housing Board Appointments

Mayor Announces Housing Board Appointments

Mayor Announces Housing Board Appointments


August 11, 2023

Mayor Ron Nirenberg today named new commissioners to the Opportunity Home San Antonio board and to the Housing Commission.

“As we approach our third year of implementing the Strategic Housing Implementation Plan (SHIP), the following appointees will ensure a continuity of leadership and momentum towards the sustained implementation of our 10-year housing plan,” said Mayor Nirenberg.

New Opportunity Home board members include Estrellita Diaz Garcia, Janet Garcia, Leilah Powell and Vincent Robinson.

Board members Gilbert Casillas, Dalia Contreras, and Gabriel Lopez were reappointed to new terms.

Lopez, who has expertise in establishing and retaining strategic partnerships to the role, was elected by his board colleagues as the new chair, replacing outgoing chair Dr. Ana “Cha” Guzman.

The mayor expressed his gratitude for Guzman’s service on the Opportunity Home board.

During Guzman’s tenure — which started in 2019 — a new CEO was hired, the organization underwent a rebranding, and Opportunity Home was positioned to secure critical funding from the affordable housing bond for various improvement projects, including the expansion of the Alazan Courts.

Guzman will be nominated to serve in a high-profile role as a member of the Hemisfair board.