February 2017 Newsletter
Congrats to the Latest Texas Statewide
Homebuyer Education Program Participants
TSAHC would like to congratulate the housing counselors who successfully completed the Texas Statewide Homebuyer Education Program February 6th - 10th in Austin. The 34 housing counselors pictured above represent 31 organizations in 17 cities across Texas, and we're proud to say that 100% of them would recommend the training to others.

TSAHC partnered with the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, the state agency legislatively responsible for the program, to provide this training.

Thank you to our sponsor, Bank of America, and the education provider, NeighborWorks America, for making this training a big success. Thanks to Bank of America's support, TSAHC was able to subsidize 90% of each counselor’s tuition fees and provide 13 hotel scholarships for counselors traveling from out of town.
TSAHC Receives $10,000 Contribution
from JPMorgan Chase
TSAHC would like to recognize JPMorgan Chase for their generous $10,000 contribution to support the Texas Statewide Homebuyer Education Program. The grant will support a weeklong workshop in July 2017 hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas. 
TSAHC Issues Partnership Guidelines for Multifamily
Tax-Exempt Housing Bonds Program
At their meeting on February 9th, 2017, the TSAHC Board of Directors approved General Partnership Guidelines for TSAHC's Multifamily Tax-Exempt Housing Bonds Program. These guidelines expand development opportunities under the program by allowing TSAHC to participate in development partnerships. 

Developments eligible for TSAHC partnership must ensure all ground floor units are visitable for persons with mobility impairments and must commit to providing 10% of units as Service Enriched Housing for persons with disabilities or as Permanent Supportive Housing.  Please click on the link below for the entire partnership guidelines which include more information on eligibility, ownership structure, and the application process.
TSAHC Shutting Down P.O. Box Address
Please note that TSAHC is shutting down the use of a P.O. Box address for mail correspondence. Going forward, all mail should be sent to the below physical address.

Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation
2200 East MLK Jr. Blvd.
Austin, TX 78702
Upcoming Events
March 2 at 11:30 a.m. - "Overcoming the Down Payment Hurdle" class in Lewisville, Texas. The free, interactive session provides one credit of mandatory continuing education for REALTORS® (CE). More Information and Registration

March 7 at 10:00 a.m. - Monthly webinar for REALTORS® and housing counselors on TSAHC Homeownership Programs. Registration

March 23 at 11:30 a.m. - "Overcoming the Down Payment Hurdle" class in Austin, Texas. The free, interactive session provides one credit of mandatory continuing education for REALTORS® (CE). More Information and Registration

April 20 at 10:00 a.m. - "Managing Student Loan Debt and Maintaining Good Credit" webinar for housing counselors. In honor of Financial Literacy month, Chris Dlugozima, GreenPath’s Community Education Specialist, will be discussing how to assist clients with managing student loan debt and maintaining good credit. Registration  
Below are February 2017 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.  
Why We Love Tax Season
Tax season is upon us, and let's be honest, for most people there's not much to get excited about when it comes to doing your taxes. But at TSAHC, we actually love this time of year. That's because tax season is the perfect opportunity to remind home buyers about our Mortgage Credit Certificate Program and the savings that could be in their future.
Home Buying Tips for those Getting Hitched
You’re getting married—congratulations!  Like many couples, you may be thinking about starting your life together in a home of your own.  In fact, according to a study conducted by Coldwell Banker, 35% of Americans purchased their first home together within two years of getting married.
Female and Single?  This Could Be Your Year to Buy a Home
The number of single women buying homes is on the rise.  According to data collected by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), single women now make up 17% of all home buyers, while single men represent a mere 7%.  And while married couples still make up the majority (66%) of home buyers, the percentage of single women buying homes just hit its highest point since 2011.
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