Category: Eagle Ford Housing

Eagle Ford Housing Conference

Oilfield Housing Solutions Conference

San Antonio, TX | May 9-10, 2013








Westin La Cantera – Hill Country Resort – 16641 La Cantera Place, San Antonio, TX 78356

This conference is in response to the challenges and opportunities arising from the sudden growth of the oil & gas “boom towns” throughout North America. These include finding and developing temporary and permanent housing solutions for the growing field force.

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Eagle Ford Gets More Housing Thanks to Cotton Logistics

Cotton Logistics Opens New Lodges For 260 Workers in South Texas. In December, Cotton Logistics opened two more private workforce housing sites in South Texas for an oilfield services company operating in the Eagle Ford Shale. Both locations – a 100 bed camp in Cotulla and a 160 bed camp in Karnes City – are being managed by Cotton Logistics.

New Eagle Ford Housing Project

Kenedy, Texas is at the heart of the Eagle Ford oil boom and, like the rest of Eagle Ford, is in great need of additional housing.  Fortunately, a 112 bed workforce housing camp just broke ground four miles West of Kenedy, TX on FM 2102 and is expected to be open in September. Frontier Oilfield Solutions will be constructing and managing the man camp.

From the Frontier website : “Customers can expect award winning all you can eat catering, full laundry service, a decked out rec-room, private bathrooms for each room, VIP facilities and more. Please call (361) 645-7222 to book your block of rooms today!”


Let our sponsor (Palm Harbor Homes) build your next man camp or hotel.

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Eagle Ford Housing Report From UTSA

It’s no secret.…. Housing in the Eagle Ford area is in high demand.  Yesterday, UTSA researchers released their long anticipated study on housing in the Eagle Ford area.  As predicted, demand will be high for the next decade and beyond and local communities will need to appropriate additional funding to accommodate more schools, public utilities, public service and infrastructure.

The study forecasts three scenarios ranging from 22,000 wells to 52,000 wells over the next 15 years. Highlights of the study focused on Dimmit, Frio, La Salle, Maverick, Webb and Zavala Counties and include:

1. Affordable temporary, mobile and rental housing units are needed to accommodate the region’s new residents. 77.5 percent of the hotels in the region were 90 percent booked by people planning to stay for 30 or more days. “Affordability and sustainability of housing solutions are the most important lessons uncovered by this study,” said Kamal, the study’s principal investigator. 

2. UTSA researchers suggest that new permanent housing in the Eagle Ford shale region should include a combination of detached single-family units and attached multi-family units. Mixed-use development is highly needed in the large communities.

3. Housing units in the area need to include a flexible design approach that can adapt to changes in demographics after the extraction activities of oil and gas has ended.

4. The optimal placement for new residential developments is within 15.5 miles driving distance to work sites in the six-county region studied. Strategic locations for new developments include Carrizo Springs (Dimmit County), Crystal City (Zavala County), Dilley and Pearsall (Frio County), Cotulla (La Salle County) and Laredo (Webb County).

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About Eagle Ford: The Eagle Ford Shale is a 50 mile-wide by 400 mile-long geological formation that runs from the southern portion of Texas (near Laredo) to the east. The formation produces natural gas, condensate, oil, and natural gas liquids, with profit margins more favorable than other shale plays around the country. according to a study released in May 2012 by the Center for Community and Business Research at the UTSA Institute for Economic Development –  Last year, the 20-county region generated more than $25 billion in revenue for South Texas,.

Please call our sponsor for all your housing needs:


Palm Harbor Homes

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The staff at Eagle Ford News thought long and hard about who we would invite to be our sponsor. After touring the Palm Harbor manufacturing facility in Texas, we knew they we had a winner! No wonder they have won manufacturer of the year, three years in a row.
Please consider our sponsor for your next Hotel, Man Camp, or Family Home. Modular construction improves quality, saves time and reduces costs. Made by Texans for Texans.


Manufactured Housing Division (MHD) of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

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The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs is the state agency responsible for affordable housing, community and energy assistance programs, colonia activities, and regulation of the state’s manufactured housing industry. The Department currently administers $2 billion through for-profit, nonprofit, and local government partnerships to deliver local housing and community-based opportunities and assistance to Texans in need. The overwhelming majority of the Department’s resources are derived from mortgage revenue bond financing and refinancing, federal grants, and federal tax credits.

All TDHCA divisions regularly interact with other state and federal agencies, the state legislature, housing and community development organizations, community assistance agencies, lending institutions, real estate interests, the media, and other public sources.

Source:  Texas Manufactured Housing