July 2016 Newsletter
Our 2015 Story
Our latest Annual Report entitled "Our 2015 Story" is now available on our web site. 

We believe our story is best told through the stories of those we've assisted with our programs, and we invite you to read them in the Annual Report.

We are honored to have assisted so many families in 2015 and are continually proud of our collaborations with housing industry professionals that make these accomplishments possible. Link  
Bank of America Provides $20,000 Grant to TSAHC
TSAHC would like to recognize Bank of America for their generous $20,000 grant to support a week-long training opportunity for Texas housing counselors in early 2017. The training will be offered as part of the Texas Statewide Homebuyer Education Program, which provides affordable, high quality professional development opportunities to counselors providing home buyer and financial education to Texas families and communities.  

By investing in the education of housing counselors here in Texas, Bank of America is helping to ensure that Texas families and individuals can access the high quality home buyer and financial education they need to become successful and responsible homeowners.
Texas Statewide Homebuyer Education Program Training
August 22-26 in Houston
We're pleased to announce that registration for the next round of housing counselor training is now open. These classes are for housing counselors and employees of a nonprofit, local government entity, or community-based organization in Texas. TSAHC has contracted with NeighborWorks America to offer the following courses:

HO250: Homeownership Counseling Certification - Principles, Practices & Techniques (Monday-Friday) -$100 

HO211: Credit Counseling for Maximum Results (Monday-Wednesday)-$75

Thank you to our sponsors for this training!

Affordable Communities of Texas
Homes for Sale in South Texas
TSAHC offers homes for sale as part of our Affordable Communities of Texas program. We are encouraging REALTORS® and housing partners to help us identify qualified home buyers for these wonderful homes in South Texas.

Mission - 612 W. 30th St.
Listed at $70,083
Buyer at or below 120% Area Median Income

Mission - 2803 Del Oro Dr.
Listed at $44,200
Buyer at or below 120% Area Median Income

McAllen - 4504 Robin Ave.
Listed at $77,476
Buyer at or below 120% Area Median Income

Harlingen - 2405 #5 N. Ed Carey Dr.
Listed at $85,000
25% discount for low-to-moderate income veterans or first responders
Property Flier and Video
Upcoming Events
August 2 at 10:00 a.m. - Monthly webinar for REALTORS® and housing counselors on TSAHC Homeownership Programs. Registration

August 3 - 4 - 2016 Sunbelt Builders Show hosted by the Texas Association of Builders in Grapevine (Gaylord Texan Hotel). More Information

August 7 - 9 - Habitat for Humanity Lone Star Summit 2016 in San Marcos (Embassy Suites Hotel - Conference Center). Registration
Below are July 2016 excerpts from On the House, a blog TSAHC launched in 2014 on affordable housing topics. We invite you to drop by On the House as we explore important issues, provide an inside look into our programs, and share other valuable resources.  
Staff Spotlight: An Interview with Joniel Crim

This week, we are spotlighting Joniel Crim, TSAHC's Homeownership Programs Director. Joniel oversees our home buyer assistance and education programs, helping thousands of Texas families become homeowners each year. Find out more about Joniel by reading our interview with her.

Home Builders May Hold the Key to Addressing Texas’ Housing Shortage
Nationwide, the lack of down payment has long been the primary obstacle keeping families and individuals from becoming homeowners. In fact, Zillow issued a press release in November 2015 reporting that up to 13 percent of home purchases were only made possible through a down payment gift or loan from a friend or family member.
The Spectrum of Affordable Rental Housing
The affordable rental housing world includes a spectrum of housing and with that comes a glossary of terms used to label each type of housing. In this blog entry, we explain the most common types of housing that dot the affordable rental housing landscape.
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