October 2017 Newsletter
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TSAHC Program Policies, Guidelines and Rules
Available for Public Comment
At their meeting on Thursday, October 19th, TSAHC's Board of Directors approved draft policies, guidelines and rules related to several of TSAHC's programs. Please reference the links below to view the draft policies, guidelines, and rules and for instructions on how to submit public comments.

TSAHC on the Road
October offered many opportunities for TSAHC staff to attend events, meet housing professionals and discuss industry topics. Here is a recap of some of those events.
Texas Conference on Ending Homelessness
TSAHC sponsored the Texas Conference on Ending Homelessness at the Omni Park West Hotel in Dallas. The two-day conference held October 5-6 drew record attendance and featured prominent leaders dedicated to addressing homelessness.
Panel Discussion on Urban Institute Report
On October 10th, TSAHC’s Dave Danenfelzer joined a panel to discuss the “Austin and the State of Low- and Middle-Income Housing” report issued by  Urban Institute  and supported by JPMorgan Chase.
Alliance for Economic Inclusion Affordable Housing Forum
TSAHC partnered with several organizations as part of the Alliance for Economic Inclusion to plan and participate in an affordable housing forum held at Huston-Tillotson University on October 17th.
NeighborWorks Waco Annual Breakfast
TSAHC President David Long delivered the Keynote Address on the state of affordable housing in Texas at the  NeighborWorks Waco  Annual Breakfast Banquet on October 24th.
Upcoming Events
November 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Texas Association of Community Development Corporations (TACDC) 2017 Policy Summit at Texas Capitol, Legislative Conference Center (Room E.2.002). More Information and Registration

November 10 - TSAHC offices closed in observance of Veterans Day

November 16 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. - Housing Connection webinar entitled, “Common Mistakes to Avoid in Accessibility - from Fair Housing to the Texas Accessibility Standards” More Information and Registration

November 23 and 24 - TSAHC offices closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday
Below are October 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.  
TSAHC Partner Spotlight: An Interview with Woody Widrow
Every quarter TSAHC spotlights a staff member or partner to help our readers get to know our mission and industry a little better. This week we interviewed Woody Widrow, Executive Director of  RAISE Texas , a non-profit dedicated to financial education and asset building for low- and moderate-income Texans.
Why Workforce Housing Is so Hard to Find
As cities grow and attract new jobs, city leaders and employers are struggling with how to ensure there is housing that is affordable to workers at low- and moderate-income levels. This type of housing, referred to as "workforce housing," is becoming harder to find. 
Being "Too Cool for School" May Keep You From Becoming a Homeowner
If you want to buy a home, one of the best ways to make that happen is to stay in school, according to a  recent study  conducted by Trulia. Studying each of the stages of education--less than high school degree, high school degree, bachelor’s degree, graduate degree, professional degree and doctorate degree-- the study finds that, percentage-wise, homeownership gains are highest between those without a high school degree and those who have earned at least a high school degree. 
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