Enrique ("Henry") Flores is the President of Madhouse Development Services, Inc. which was established in the mid-1990s by a group of housing and community development professionals who were segueing from local and state government to the private development sector. Henry committed the first 20 years of his career to public service with 15 years of tenure in local government followed by his appointment by Governor Ann Richards as the first Executive Director of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. He continued to serve in that capacity under George W. Bush and subsequently was appointed Chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank by President Bill Clinton and then again by President George W. Bush serving both Democratic and Republican administrations at the state and federal levels.
Henry formerly served in a number of capacities in the public and private sector including Vice President of Public Finance for RBC Dain Rauscher, President of the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation and as a partner in Flores Elizondo, a Texas-based corporation dedicated to developing apartment communities utilizing the syndication of Housing Tax Credits. In addition, Flores Elizondo was active in providing housing related consulting services to the federal government, corporate clients and community-based non-profits including the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Allstate Insurance, the San Antonio Housing Authority, and the Harlingen Community Development Corporation.
Madhouse has participated in the development of conventional market-rate apartment projects though its primary focus is on the financing of complex affordable housing transactions via a number of local, state and federal funding sources. In an intensely competitive environment, the principals of Madhouse have compiled a highly successful record in receiving awards via the Housing Tax Credit Program (“HTC”). Since its inception, the principals of Madhouse have developed over 4,300 units of affordable housing at a total investment exceeding $425MM. The company has chosen to concentrate its efforts in Texas, due to the large low and moderate income population base and the lack of availability of quality, affordable multifamily communities though it has also experienced success in Mississippi and Colorado.
Henry is a native Texan and the grandson of Mexican immigrants. He possesses a Bachelor's Degree from Yale University and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University. He served on the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Austin, the Austin Affordable Housing Corporation, the Community Land Trust of Austin and the Southwest Housing Compliance Corporation for fourteen years from 1999 to 2013 serving as Chairman of the Board for thirteen of those years. During his tenure, he was chosen by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials ("NAHRO") as the "Commissioner of the Year" for both the state of Texas and the Southwest Region.
He previously served on the boards of the National Housing Trust, the Texas Housing Finance Corporation and the Rural Development Finance Authority. He was one of the founding members and first president of the National Hispanic Housing Council. In addition, Henry’s commitment to affordable housing was recognized when he received the Award of Merit from the Texas State Bar Association, was named one of the Most Prominent Hispanics in Texas by Hispanic Magazine, and was selected by the White House to serve as a member of the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements held in Istanbul, Turkey.