Housing Connection
October 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. 

Below you can find a list of training opportunities, both classroom and web-based, resources to enhance your knowledge, and a place to exchange ideas. 
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June 11th-15th, 2018 - San Antonio

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Counselor's Corner: Bankruptcy Basics
Wednesday, October 18th 1:00-2:30pm CDT

Wednesday, October 25th 2:00-3:00pm CDT

Thursday, October 26th 11:00am-12:00pm CDT

Thursday, October 26th 1:00-3:00pm CDT

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Recent News:

As the floodwaters recede from the communities ravaged by Hurricane Harvey, the toll on the region's housing stock is shocking. And, Irma's impact is still being assessed. Homeownership resources will no doubt play a key role in disaster relief. 

Sheila James's weekdays begin at 2:15 a.m. She leaves her home at 4:00 a.m. to begin her grueling 80-mile, three-hour commute, which involves taking two trains and a bus, from her home in Stockton, California, to San Francisco. 

Loftium, a Seattle start-up, will provide up to $50,000 to prospective homebuyers for a down payment. Here's the catch: they must be willing to list an extra bedroom on Airbnb for one to three years and share most of their earnings with Loftium. Twenty-nine-year-old founder Yifan Zhang came up with the idea after hearing many friends discuss not being able to afford a down payment because of high rental rates and student debt, among other reasons. "It's for the people who don't have the parents to help or the high income to save while paying rent," Zhang said. 

There is not enough affordable housing in the United States. For every 100 extremely low income households, there are  only 29 adequate, affordable, and available  rental units. That means two parents who both  work minimum-wage jobs  might wait years to find a safe, affordable place to live with their two kids. With such  high demand , why aren't developers racing to  build affordable apartments ?
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