November 2020 Newsletter
Save the Date:
Giving Tuesday is December 1st!
Want to make a difference and reach more home buyers? You can do both by supporting TSAHC tomorrow during #GivingTuesday.
Your #GivingTuesday donation will support Housing Connection, our training program for nonprofits that provide home buyer education, financial education, or affordable housing.

Plus, if you donate $200 or more, we'll list you as a Housing Connection sponsor, increasing your visibility among our nonprofit network and the home buyers they serve.

Stay tuned as we announce the start of #GivingTuesday tomorrow and provide 
more details on how you can support our efforts to provide housing and 
financial education to Texas families during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
We're Hiring!
TSAHC is currently searching for a Single Family Compliance Coordinator. This position is based in Austin, TX and involves supporting the compliance staff and serving as the point of contact for lenders to resolve file issues. The ideal candidate will have strong, general knowledge of the residential mortgage lending industry, including general knowledge and an understanding of home buyer programs offered by state or local housing finance agencies.
Housing Connection Virtual
Training Concludes
The numbers are in, and we’re pleased to report our 2020 Housing Connection Virtual Training Workshop was a success!

This year, TSAHC was able to provide 34 housing nonprofit staff with professional development training, with 29 of those participants receiving scholarships to attend. Attendees of the 2020 training workshop represented 24 different organizations located in 17 cities across the state of Texas.
Upcoming Events
December 24-25 - TSAHC offices will be closed beginning Thursday, December 24th and through December 25 in observance of Christmas.

December 31-January 1 - TSAHC offices will be closed beginning at noon on Thursday, December 31st and through January 1st in observance of New Years Day.
Below are November 2020 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.
Common Housing Scams and How to Avoid Them
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing health and economic crises, scams have been on the rise. Because of this, we'd like to take the opportunity to educate our readers on a few ways to stay protected from lending and housing scams. 

Scammers target families and individuals in a variety of ways, robbing them of thousands of dollars and threatening their financial security. With help from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Homeownership Preservation Foundation, and the International Code Council, this week's blog post highlights three common housing scams.
Podcast Episode 11: Refinancing Your Home Loan
Brought to you by popular demand! With mortgage rates at an all-time low, many homeowners have been wondering how to refinance their homes. Kim Lewis with Guild Mortgage Company joins our very own Joniel LeVecque to walk you through the process of refinancing your home and how to tell whether or not it's the right option for you.
Recognizing Texas Veterans, Now and Always
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are about 1.4 million veterans currently living in Texas. With Veterans Day coming up on November 11th, we wanted to take a moment to honor these heroes across our state and country. 

We recognize the bravery of the Texas men and women that have dedicated themselves to defending our country. That’s why we do our best to spotlight 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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