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Brockman Names Cinderella Brown to New Braunfels Housing Authority

Cinderella Brown is a former social worker who runs Rolando Haus, a care facility for low-income elderly and disabled who can't qualify for financial assistance needed for placement in traditional nursing homes.

A former social worker who owns and operates two small private-care homes for the elderly and the disabled will serve on the New Braunfels Housing Authority Board of Commissioners.

Cinderella Brown of Rolando Haus, a Medicaid-accredited provider, was appointed to her new position in early April by New Braunfels Mayor Rusty Brockman.

She thinks her core specialty — helping low-income residents who “fall through the cracks” — will help her shape the board’s thinking.

Brown owns Rolando Haus, which cares for those who don’t qualify for placement in a nursing home but can’t live independently, she said.

“That’s one of the groups that I have an extensive background with, those with limited resources,” she said.

Rolando Haus currently cares for seven residents. Brown hopes to expand soon to meet the needs of the underserved.

She is a self-described “Mississippi country girl” who moved to New Braunfels in 2005 after husband Otha Brown found work with a power company.

Brown said she loves everything about New Braunfels and is looking forward to serving in this new volunteer capacity. Unaware of the controversy surrounding the vacancy on the housing authority, she applied for the position after hearing about it informally through others.

She worked as a caseworker with the state’s Adult Protective Services agency and also helped train certified nursing assistants through a teaching position with Job Corps, a voluntary program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that offers free educational and vocational training to those ages 16 to 24.

Brown said her background also includes work as a Medicaid and Medicare case manager with Molina Healthcare in San Antonio, Hondo and Uvalde, and stints as a teacher’s assistant at area schools.

She is one of the founding members of the New Braunfels MLK Association.

Brown earned her bachelor’s degree in social services from Missippi Valley State University. Today, she’s a card-carrying evangelist missionary, which requires two years of training. She and Otha Brown, who she’s been married to for 30 years, minister at a church in Gonzalez.

“We go where the work is,” she said.

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  1. Colette Nies April 15, 2021

    So thankful to have a Social Worker on the board.


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