July 2021 Newsletter
Now Available: TSAHC's 2020 Annual Report
Our 2020 Annual Report is now available on our website. We invite you to read through the report to see how TSAHC has continued to make a difference in communities across Texas.
 
Join us as we walk through the accomplishments we've made with the help of our supporters through the COVID-19 pandemic and all the economic uncertainties. Through our program and partner spotlights, we’ve also highlighted the continued importance of partnerships with housing professionals, mortgage lenders, REALTORS®, nonprofits, developers and financial institutions
Deadline Approaching: Applications for the 2021 Texas Supportive Housing Institute Due July 30th
TSAHC is proud to announce that the Texas Supportive Housing Institute will return for 2021. The Institute provides in-depth training and technical assistance to developers, service providers and property managers interested in creating and operating supportive housing in their communities. 

Offered in partnership with the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH), this free institute will take place September to December 2021 and will focus on assisting teams from the following markets: Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and Waco. Quality projects from other communities may be considered if space allows.

Upon successful completion of the Institute, participating teams will be awarded a $10,000 grant that can be applied towards their supportive housing development. Grants are made possible thanks to a generous contribution from JPMorgan Chase. 
 
For more information on the Institute, we invite you to visit our Texas Supportive Housing Institute web page. Institute applications are available there and are due Friday, July 30th.
Want TSAHC to Share Your Upcoming Events?
Is your nonprofit hosting an event between now and the end of the year? If so, make sure to send us the event date along with a short description, and we'll share it on social media and, in some instances, our monthly newsletter to help you get the word out!

For more information, or to submit an event, please contact Anna Orendain at [email protected].
Fuller Center Disaster Rebuilders to Disperse Winter Storm Uri Relief Funds to Texas Nonprofits
The Fuller Center for Housing is pleased to announce the availability of $1,347,000 for the repair of water damage caused by broken pipes and associated water damage from Winter Storm Uri. Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders (FCDR) will implement the program on behalf of the American Red Cross. FCDR is a partner with TSAHC through our Texas Foundations Fund program and other grant programs.

FCDR has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to a network of nonprofits who are providing hands-on repair efforts across the 126 counties designated for Individual Assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. With a goal of repairing 600 homes, awards will be issued on a rolling basis to insure additional funds are available as repairs are completed.  

If you’re interested in receiving the RFP or have questions related to this opportunity, please contact: [email protected]
Upcoming Events
August 5 - "Overcoming the Down Payment Hurdle" class hosted online. This free session provides one credit of mandatory continuing education (CE) for REALTORS®. Register Here

August 9-11 - Texas Habitat's 2021 Lone Star Summit. This three day, state-wide conference features team building activities, networking opportunities, and keynote speeches for Habitat for Humanity affiliates of all sizes. Register Here

August 10 - "Overcoming the Down Payment Hurdle" class hosted online. This free session provides one credit of mandatory continuing education (CE) for REALTORS®. Register Here

August 19 - "Overcoming the Down Payment Hurdle" class hosted online. This free session provides one credit of mandatory continuing education (CE) for REALTORS®. Register Here

August 25 - "Overcoming the Down Payment Hurdle" class hosted online. This free session provides one credit of mandatory continuing education (CE) for REALTORS®. Register Here
Below are July 2021 excerpts from On the House, a blog TSAHC launched in 2014 on affordable housing topics. In June 2020, we launched a podcast as part of our blog. We invite you to drop by On the House or listen to our podcasts as we explore important issues, provide an inside look into our programs, and share other valuable resources.
Answering Common Questions About Housing Counselors
One of TSAHC’s core functions is to support housing counselors that help Texans remain stably housed, get ready for homeownership, and navigate the home buying process. But many people either don't know what housing counselors do or are unsure if they need one.
Podcast Episode 18:
Tips for Winning the Bid in a Competitive Market
With historically-low interest rates, limited housing inventory, and bidding wars galore, today's housing market is chock-full of competition. So how do you outbid your competition? In our eighteenth episode, we meet with Gracie Perez, a loan officer with Town Square Mortgage, and Alicia Mendoza, a REALTOR® with JP & Associates to gain some insight on the best ways to win the bid and land the home of your dreams.
TSAHC Partner Spotlight: Mike Plog with 6 Stones
This week we interviewed Mike Plog, Director of Community Powered Revitalization at 6 Stones, a non-profit in the DFW Metroplex that is dedicated to providing hope to the hopeless through various methods of community mobilization. TSAHC partners with 6 Stones through our Texas Foundations Fund to provide Texans with critical home repairs.

Below is our interview with Mike.
Announcing the 2021 Texas Supportive Housing Institute
Last year, TSAHC partnered with the Corporation for Supportive Housing to offer the Texas Supportive Housing Institute, a new initiative that sought to promote the development of supportive housing units by providing developers, service providers, and property managers with the in-depth training and resources they needed to serve their local communities.

This year, TSAHC is excited to announce that the Institute will return again for 2021! 
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