​​The M/V Sam Houston has been operating as Port Houston’s public tour vessel since its inaugural voyage on July 30, 1958. This free service offers a leisurely, 90-minute round-trip, educational tour along the Houston Ship Channel. Individuals and groups are invited aboard to learn more about the port and maritime industry.

Monument Inn Fun Facts. Bob and Ann Laws purchased the Monument Inn in June of 1990 and the restaurant has been in business since 1974. Prior to owning the Monument Inn, Bob Laws owned a catering company in the motion picture industry. He has worked with many movie stars including Tom Cruise, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford and more

Adventure Registration Required

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TALHFA is an approved provider for the National Development Council (NDC) recertification units. TALHFA’s Annual Conference will fulfill the FULL annual recertification requirements for NDC’s Development Professional Certifications. Click logo above to learn more.

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Houston Housing Tour  Hardy Yards & Harrisburg Tour - Wed, Oct 2nd, 9:00 AM

To effectively kick off our conference on partnerships, please come with us as we guide you through two of the most unusual and prestigious affordable housing endeavors in the City of Houston. 

Housing Tour Itinerary

  • Bus departs Westin Oaks Lobby at 9:00 am
  • Tour Hardy Yards and Harrisburg Communities
  • Bus will take group to El Tiempo for lunch
  • Bus will return Adventure Group to Westin Oaks

Two easy ways to register and pay: ONLINE or BY MAIL

 ​​Preliminary Agenda will be updated as details are available.

Texas Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies

Alternate Adventure:Due to the Astro's game schedule, the Minute Maid Tour is no longer available.

Make your hotel reservation

TALHFA Block Rate of $170 has ended.

There may be rooms available. Please call the TALHFA office if you are not able to make a reservation.

Houston Adventure  Houston Ship Channel Tour - Wednesday, October 2nd, 8:30 AM

We invite YOU to join us!    ●   October 2nd - 4th, 2019

The Power of Partnerships

27th Annual TALHFA Educational Conference

The Westin Oaks Houston at the Galleria   ●  Book your room today!

"Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success." - Henry Ford

As with most industries, success by an individual is possible. But we all benefit when a partnership is formed. Individual goals have challenges that become more manageable when shared with others. The 2019 TALHFA Conference will be an opportunity to share stories of successful partnerships and offer tools to help attendees form and nurture partnerships as we work towards a common goal. We hope to see you in Houston!

Adventure Itinerary

  • Bus departs Westin Oaks Lobby at 8:30 am
  • Ship Channel Tour aboard M/V Sam Houston
  • Bus will take Adventure Group to Monument Inn for lunch
  • Bus will return Adventure Group to Westin Oaks