Housing Connection
November 2017
Building communities together.

TSAHC believes in the power of education and building capacity for our nonprofit housing partners. Through our Housing Connection, we want to help affordable housing and counseling organizations access trainings, promote themselves, build capacity as well as provide a network where best practices can be shared. 
Monthly Spotlight:

Reminder that TSAHC will bring NeighborWorks America to San Antonio next year. Please mark your calendars!

June 11th-15th, 2018 - San Antonio

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MGIC: Fundamentals of the Mortgage Process Series:
Tuesday, November 7th 1:00-2:00pm CST

Available 24/7 - pre-recorded

Available 24/7 - pre-recorded
Recent News:

The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies published an article noting that successful collaboration in community development is easier said than done.  What are the keys to successful collaborations of nonprofit housing organizations? A remarkable attempt to form a novel alliance by five such groups in western New York State reveals several keys to an effective collaboration. 

Homebuyers turned down for a mortgage due to credit problems can take heart in some good news. You can make your credit better, and faster than you might think. NerdWallet spoke to three consumers who had credit problems, took matters into their own hands and were able to successfully buy homes. Here's how each of them made it happen.

Urban Institute's Research Report: Austin and the State of Low-and Middle-Income Housing

Austin's rapid population influx, owing in large part to its culture and technology-based economic development strategy, has brought new and more affluent residents to the area in recent years. This has contributed to a housing affordability problem in the city, especially for low- and middle-income (LMI) households, who make too much for subsidies and too little to pay market prices. Through a data-rich analysis of population and housing market changes in the last 15 years, we identify targeted interventions for neighborhoods facing different challenges. 
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