November 2021 Newsletter
Participate in Today's Giving Tuesday Event
#GivingTuesday is here! During today's global giving event, please consider making a donation in support of Housing Connection, TSAHC's education and training initiative for nonprofits that help prepare families for homeownership. Support from donors like you helps us ensure that Texas home buyers have the resources they need to become successful homeowners.

Not to mention, it pays to give! Your sponsorship of Housing Connection will support housing and financial education AND increase your visibility among potential buyers. If you donate $200 or more, you'll be listed as a 2022 Housing Connection sponsor. View this flyer for more details.

If you've contributed to Housing Connection in the past, now is a great time to renew your support! All donations will be tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by the IRS. If you have questions about becoming a Housing Connection sponsor, please contact Laura Ross at [email protected].
Thank You to Texas Community Bank
Pictured Left to Right: Andy Williams, TSAHC Board Member; Valerie V. Cardenas, TSAHC Board Vice Chair; Bill Dietz, TSAHC Board Chair; Cary Mansfield, First Vice President, Texas Community Bank; Sean Denton, Senior Vice President, Texas Community Bank; Lemuel Williams, TSAHC Board Member
TSAHC recently received a $10,000 grant from Texas Community Bank in support of the Texas Supportive Housing Institute, a TSAHC initiative that provides nonprofit developers with the information, resources, and tools they need to create successful permanent supportive housing (PSH) projects in their communities.

With this grant, Texas Community Bank is supporting the efforts of a San Antonio team dedicated to developing PSH units and helping vulnerable residents lead healthier and more stable lives. 

We would like to thank Texas Community Bank for supporting our Institute!
Training Opportunity:
TSAHC Compliance Q&A
Do you have questions about TSAHC's home buyer programs? Want to learn more about our compliance processes?

View our latest supplemental training option, which features a panel of TSAHC compliance staff as well as representatives from Lakeview Loan Servicing and Freddie Mac. This online training addresses common misconceptions and answers questions from audience members who attended the live session.
Upcoming Events
December 15 - TSAHC Board Meeting at 10:30am. More information here

December 24-27 - TSAHC offices closed in observance of the Christmas holiday.

December 31TSAHC offices closed in observance of New Years Eve.
Below are November 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.
TSAHC Partner Spotlight: Darla Berry with Avenue CDC
We periodically spotlight a staff member or partner to help our readers get to know our mission and industry a little better.

This week we interviewed Darla Berry, Senior Director of Fund Development at Avenue CDC, a nonprofit in Houston, TX that builds affordable homes and strengthens communities. TSAHC has partnered with Avenue for several years through our Housing and Economic Assistance to Rebuild Texas (HEART) and Texas Foundations Fund programs.
Podcast Episode 20: Protect Your Home. Have an Estate Plan
Our homes are one of the largest assets that most of us will ever have. But if you don’t have a clear estate plan in place, your heirs could have difficulty documenting their ownership of the property. In this episode, we interview Crystal Requejo with the Mexican American Unity Council to discuss the importance of estate planning and provide some estate planning tips for homeowners.
A Thank You to Texas Veterans
In honor of the upcoming Veterans Day holiday, we wanted to take a moment to express our gratitude for the brave sacrifices of the Texas men and women that have dedicated themselves to defending our country. 

Texas is home to more than 1.4 million veterans, and we wanted to spotlight a few programs and services that help current and former members of our armed forces live comfortably in the communities they worked to protect.
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