George Barron Rush, Sr.

   George Barron Rush Sr., known as “GB" to many, returned to his heavenly home on April 22, 2017, passing unexpectedly but peacefully, in El Paso, Texas, at the age of 87. George is survived by his wife, Elva Conde of Houston, Texas; and his son, George Barron Rush Jr. of The Woodlands, Texas. He is also survived by six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

   Barron Builders was founded in 1958. George was very successful in the construction business from 1958 to 1972.

   In 1972 he left the construction world to pastor Bluffdale Baptist Church after graduating from Southwest Baptist Seminary in Ft. Worth.

   In 1978, he resurrected his old company Barron Builders, and transitioned it to Barron Builders & Management Company, Inc. He also used this time as a springboard to found Multifamily Mission Ministries in 1982. With the assistance of his son, Barron, they developed countless apartment complexes and became one of the largest management companies for affordable housing, specializing in care for the elderly.

   In 1983 HUD asked him to form an organization for owners and managing agents in affordable housing. From that organization AHMA East Texas was formed. He was a founding member.
George retired for the first time in 1996 and moved back to San Marcos to live on the River and enjoy time with his family. In 2000, he came out of retirement to focus on his ministries with Mutifamily Mission Ministries, taking on an active role as Chairman of the Board.

   George Rush loved life and lived it to the fullest. He believed in hard work and dedication to family. Most importantly, he believed in Jesus, and he let that be known to anyone who had the honor of meeting him. As such, he impacted countless lives and was loved by all. George was a notorious Aggie and he “Fought ‘em Fair” to the very end.

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AHMA May Program
Fair Housing Training

AHMA Fair Housing Training is for all site staff that want to understand fair housing laws as related to onsite practices. The training will provide an overview of fair housing laws and all protected classes, but a focus of the training will be reasonable accommodations, assistive animals, LEP and topics that relate directly to front line staff including maintenance and maintenance staff.

Instructor: Heather Staggs

Thursday, May 18, 2017
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
The HESS Club - Houston, TX


Education Calendar

May 18: Fair Housing with emphasis on Reasonable Accommodations and LEP
June 15: Occupancy 3 (Chapter 5 of the 4350.3)
July 20: Legal Seminar and Scholarship Luncheon
August 17: Occupancy 2 (Chapters 3 and 4 of the 4350.3)
September 21: EIV/TRACS/VAWA Review and Update
October 19: Occupancy 4 (Chapters 6/7/8 of the 4350.3)
November 16: TAX Credit Update
December 14: Associate Member Expo
Classes are subject to change.

2017 Scholarship Applications

Scholarship Application

Important Dates:
May 17, 2017:
Applications Due in AHMA Office.
June 5, 2017:  Scholarship Awards Announced.
July 20, 2017:  Scholarship Awards Luncheon

NAHMA Scholarship Applications Available

To access the application, visit Eligibility for the program requires that an applicant be a resident in good standing at an AHMA-affiliated multifamily community and be either a high school senior with a minimum 2.5 GPA or a matriculated student with a minimum 2.3 GPA at an accredited community college, college, university or trade/technical school. 

The process requires applicants to complete an online application form, two references, an essay and a certification of residency in good standing form. A current grade transcript is also necessary and is the only application component sent via U.S. mail to the foundation. All necessary forms are provided within the web-based application and no hard copies are needed.

Anyone with questions about the application process or the scholarship program in general should contact Dr. Bruce W. Johnson, NAHMA scholarship program administrator, at 215-262-4230 or at