October 2016 Newsletter
Congrats to Our
2016 Texas Foundations Fund Selected Partners
On October 13th, the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation's Board of Directors approved the 2016 Texas Foundations Fund nonprofit partners. Each nonprofit partner will receive a matching grant of $12,100, for a total of $302,500 in matching grants awarded in 2016.    

Nonprofit partners will utilize their matching grants to provide critical home repairs, as well as case management, job training, and other supportive housing services, for very low-income Texans who have a disability or who are located in a rural community. Click here to learn about the 2016 nonprofit partners.
2016 Texas Statewide Homebuyer
Education Program Highlights
We are celebrating another successful year of the Texas Statewide Homebuyer Education Program (TSHEP) brought to you by TSAHC in partnership with the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, the state agency legislatively responsible for the program.

2016 TSHEP Highlights:
  • 80 Counselors trained
  • Nearly $90,000 raised from private funders
  • Counselors represented 52 organizations and 26 cities across Texas
  • Overall 3.9 out of 4.0 rating given by counselors
  • 33 counselors received hotel scholarships to attend training
  • 100% of counselors would recommend this training to others
TSAHC contracted with NeighborWorks America to deliver the following courses:
  • HO229: Homebuyer Education Methods: Training the Trainer
  • HO250: Homeownership Counseling Certification: Principles, Practices, & Techniques
  • HO211: Credit Counseling for Maximum Results
These courses allow housing counselors to pursue one or more of the six certifications offered by NeighborWorks America. Additionally, all courses meet the requirements of the National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling. Thank you to those who helped make TSHEP a success. We look forward to continued success in 2017!

Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors!
TSHEP is brought to you by:
Draft 2017 Multifamily Tax-Exempt Bond Program Policies and
Request for Proposals Available for Public Comment
TSAHC has posted the draft of its 2017 Multifamily Tax-Exempt Bond Program Policies and Request for Proposals. The draft will be posted for public comment, which will run until December 1, 2016.

Comments and inquiries for more information may be submitted by email to ddanenfelzer@tsahc.org, by phone at (512) 477-3562, or by mail to the following address:

Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation
Attn: Senior Director of Development Finance
2200 East Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78702
Upcoming Events
November 8 at 10:00 a.m. - Monthly webinar for REALTORS® and housing counselors on TSAHC Homeownership Programs. Registration

November 16 at Noon- Overcoming the Down Payment Hurdle Class in Houston, Texas More Information and Registration

November 17 at 10:00 a.m. - Webinar on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for housing counselors and employees of non-profits. Tara Morrow, Online Marketing Manager with TradeMark Media, will explain the basics of SEO and how implementing simple strategies on your website can help increase your credibility and visibility to consumers searching for your services on the Internet.  Registration

November 17 - Housing + Health Summit hosted by HousingWorks Austin in Austin, Texas (JW Marriott, 110 E. 2nd Street) More Information and Registration

November 18 - Housing America's Families Forum hosted by The Terwilliger Foundation in Dallas, Texas (George W. Bush Institute, 2943 SMU Boulevard) More Information and Registration

Below are October 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.  
TSAHC Partner Spotlight: An Interview with Kathy Tyler
This week we have interviewed Kathy Tyler, Housing Services Director of Motivation, Education and Training, Inc. (MET). MET is a regional nonprofit organization committed to providing housing, education and vocational services to migrant and seasonal farmworkers to help them achieve economic self-sufficiency.
Meet the Millennial Renters
It's official - Millennials have surpassed Baby Boomers as the nation's largest living generation according to the Pew Research Center. Born between 1981 and 1997, this generation is now entirely in the age group when traditionally you stop living with parents and even consider purchasing your first home.
5 Essential Questions to Ask Your Mortgage Lender
This is a guest post by Down Payment Resource, the nation's only database of homebuyer programs.  

Let’s face it, it’s much more fun to search for homes online and attend open houses than it is to research your home loan. After all, what’s not to like about house hunting—you get to see beautiful homes and imagine yourself living in them.
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