The Texas Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) welcomed Chad Wakefield, OPC Director, Western Region, and housing experts from across Texas and the Southwest, to its 43rd Annual Conference and Trade Show, April 15-17. Chad was selected to present a workshop on residential relocation on April 16 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Conference Center in Grapevine. His session, “RAD and Rights and Relocation Assistance” attracted over 35 participants including staff from several Texas Housing Authorities including Fort Worth, McKinney, Pharr, and Odessa. Several representatives from HUD’s Oklahoma City Office also attended. Common themes discussed in the collaborative and interactive session included regulatory requirements, project planning, resident communications, and risk assessment. Marett Hanes, Agent, from OPC’s Austin, TX office, co-presented the session with Chad. Ray Armstrong, Senior Vice President, Southwest, based in OPC’s Grapevine office, joined Marett and Chad as they welcomed the great “housers” in attendance. With several offices in Texas and throughout the Western United States, OPC is ready to serve the needs of housing authorities, project developers and owners. Contact Chad directly at or 480-435-0623 to discuss upcoming projects, or for more information.