Housing Authority of Joliet’s Pourroy helps create affordable options for Will County residents
Individuals and families in need of affordable housing in Will County have a strong advocate in Tina Pourroy, the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program manager at the Housing Authority of Joliet.
“My goals as the HCV program manager, overall, include providing the most opportunity for the least amount of funds; ensuring staff is providing respectful, courteous, helpful assistance to our clients and landlords; and overall reporting accuracy,” Pourroy told Will County Gazette.
Pourroy began working at the House Authority of Joliet in 1999. Prior to becoming HCV program manager in 2013, she served as an administrative assistant to the director of technical services and then coordinator of Will County Housing Development Corporation.
“The Housing Authority of Joliet is a progressive housing authority; they do good work and I wanted to be a part of it,” Pourroy said. “I enjoy working for the Housing Authority of Joliet. Our mission statement is Creating Opportunities; Changing Lives. I feel good about trying to help individuals and families to create upward mobility through housing choice.”
Pourroy said the Housing Authority of Joliet has been very successful creating affordable housing in Will County.
“We have demolished 228 deteriorating, functionally obsolete family-housing units [and] plan to demolish another 168,” she said. "[We] have been awarded Tenant Protection Vouchers, allowing those residents to relocate to housing of their choice, and have developed or partnered in the development of more than 500 new, affordable housing units in opportunity areas throughout Will County."
Pourroy, born and raised in Kankakee County, has an associate of arts degree in business administration. Her previous work experience includes being a housing appraisal secretary for a real estate company, a construction site office manager for a private developer and working for the Kankakee County Housing Authority.
Pourroy loves spending time with her three children and four grandchildren. She is also a member of the Kankakee Valley Theatre Association.
“I enjoy bringing high-quality entertainment to the community through theatrical productions at an affordable cost,” Pourroy said.