December 2019 Newsletter
A Big Thank You to Our Supporters
TSAHC would like to thank and recognize the following for their generous contributions on #GivingTuesday. The donations will support Housing Connection , a TSAHC initiative that provides training opportunities to nonprofit housing counselors and affordable housing developers.

Cardinal Financial Company

Pilgrim Mortgage

AmCap Home Loans
Chad Mullenix
TSAHC-Approved Lender
CMG Financial

Jack Cooper
TSAHC-Approved Lender

Mike Gonzalez
TSAHC-Approved Lender
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp

Philip Strange
TSAHC-Approved Lender
First State Bank

MaryAnn Comparin Jones
TSAHC-Approved Lender
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp
Texas Security Bank
TSAHC-Approved Lender

Ty Scoggins
TSAHC-Approved Lender
Affliliated Bank

Tracey Brown
TSAHC-Approved Lender
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp

Cerita Loftis
RE/MAX Cross Country
Welcome Newest TSAHC Team Member
Anna Orendain
We would like to introduce TSAHC's newest team member, Anna Orendain, who started in her role as Marketing and Communications Specialist on December 16th. In this role, she will help market our programs, coordinate grant programs, and assist with our partnership and relationship building.

Passionate about helping others, Anna has worked for several non-profit organizations including United Ways of Texas and the Equal Justice Center. She earned her B.A. in Rhetoric & Writing from the University of Texas at Austin.

You may have met Anna already as she has been an intern at TSAHC since June. If not, we encourage you to join us in welcoming her to the team!
TSAHC's DRAFT 2020 Annual Action Plan
Available for Public Comment
At their meeting on Wednesday, December 18th, TSAHC's Board of Directors approved the publication of TSAHC's DRAFT 2020 Annual Action Plan and made it available for public comment. TSAHC prepares an action plan every year per a statutory requirement, and it is incorporated into the State Low Income Housing Plan.
The public comment period for the Draft 2020 Annual Action Plan began on December 19, 2019 and will run through January 20, 2020 . Written comment may be sent to Michael Wilt by email to .
Upcoming Events
December 31 - January 1 - TSAHC offices closed in observance of New Year's Day.

January 14 in Mont Belvieu - "Overcoming the Down Payment Hurdle" class. This free session provides one credit of mandatory continuing education (CE) for REALTORS®.   Register Here  

January 20 - TSAHC offices closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

January 22 in Denton - "Overcoming the Down Payment Hurdle" class hosted by Fairway Mortgage. This free session provides one credit of mandatory continuing education (CE) for REALTORS®.   Register Here  
Below are December 2019 excerpts from On the House , a blog TSAHC launched in 2014 on affordable housing topics. We invite you to drop by On the House as we explore important issues, provide an inside look into our programs, and share other valuable resources.  
A Holiday Message from
David Long
Before we step into a new decade, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for supporting TSAHC and our mission of providing Texans with safe, decent, and affordable housing. Your continued partnership with our organization allows us to expand not only the programs we offer, but the impact we have on individuals and families all over Texas.
Holiday Debt and How to
Avoid It
It's the holiday season, and for many Americans, that can mean a higher rate of credit card spending. Between spending money on gifts, airfare, and enough food to feed the whole family, the cost of enjoying end-of-year festivities can ramp up quickly. 
Latest Data Shows Rent May Be More Unaffordable Than Ever
A recent study released by Apartment List highlights a rising cost burden among the nation’s renters. And while unemployment rates remain low and wages keep increasing, nearly half (49.7%) of all of rental households in the U.S. were cost-burdened in 2018.
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