About Us

South Texas Collaborative for Housing Development, Inc. (STCHD) is a is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2009 to provide decent and affordable housing to low  and moderate-income families throughout  Texas other than Dallam, Lubbock, Hudspeth, and Orange counties. Additionally, STCHD provides loans and investment products, development services, and other related activities to promote both economic and community development in traditionally underserved areas.


The purpose or purposes for which South Texas Collaborative for Housing Development, Inc. (STCHD) is organized are to receive and maintain a fund or funds of real or personal property, or both, and, subject to the restrictions and limitations hereinafter set forth, to use and apply the whole or any part of the income therefrom and the principal thereof exclusively for charitable, religious, scientific, literary, or educational purposes either directly or by contributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and its Regulations as they now exist or as they may hereafter be amended. Specifically, and not by way of limitation, the primary purpose the Corporation exists is (a) to assist in providing decent, affordable single-family or multi-family housing to low-income and/or moderate- income individuals, including loans and investment products, development services, and other related activities in order to promote economic and community development in Texas communities located in Texas, with a focus on low-income and underserved areas, and (b) to engage in the acquisition, ownership, development, construction, operation, and management of low- and/or moderate income housing.


The mission of South Texas Collaborative for Housing Development, Inc. (STCHD) shall be to: (i)  increase affordable housing production throughout the Rio Grande Valley by facilitating partnerships and improving communication between non-profit organizations, government, and the private sector; (ii) work with all sectors of the community to make decent, safe, and affordable housing available to all residents of the Rio Grande Valley, especially those who need it most – elderly people, people with disabilities, first-time home buyers, and colonia residents; and (iii) serve as a resource organization and help design programs that meet housing needs  by providing technical support, funding and advocacy to promote the work of CDCs in affordable housing.

Non-Profit Staff

Sunny K. Philip – Executive Director – skphilip@stchd.org

Alma Martinez Botello – Director of Operations – amartinez@stchd.org


Board Members

Luis Garza, President

George Dale, Vice President

Ida Silguero, Secretary/ Treasurer

Emma Martinez, Director

Gloria Casas, Director

Heidi Warner, Director

Sunny K. Philip, Executive Director

Alma Martinez Botello

Alma Martinez Botello, Director of Operations