September 2017 Newsletter
Hurricane Harvey Resources
TSAHC has compiled a list of resources that can help Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey find temporary shelter or rental housing, receive home repair and other assistance from FEMA, file an insurance claim, postpone their mortgage payment, or find employment. We encourage you to check out these resources and share them.
TSAHC Introduces Janie Taylor as
New Executive Vice President
On September 15th, TSAHC bid farewell to outgoing Executive Vice President Liz Bayless who retired from the workforce and introduced Janie Taylor as new Executive Vice President.

Janie has more than 11 years of experience at TSAHC and was promoted from her previous position as Senior Director, Communications, Development & Government Relations.

In her new role, she will oversee TSAHC's programs and manage the Corporation's operations. Please join us in congratulating Janie and welcoming her to her new role at TSAHC.

Janie Taylor (left) and Liz Bayless (right) 
TSAHC on the Road
TSAHC staff have many opportunities to interact with Texans across the state and tell them about the work we do. Here are a couple of highlights from September.
"Overcoming the Down Payment Hurdle" Course in San Antonio
TSAHC offers a TREC-approved "Overcoming the Down Payment Hurdle" course to Texas REALTORS ® throughout the state. On September 20th, Guild Mortgage sponsored the class at their San Antonio office. Click here for information about future course dates and locations and how to host a course in your area.
Texas Association of REALTORS® Conference in Dallas
TSAHC staff joined REALTORS® from across the state at their annual conference on September 10th in Dallas to share information about our home buyer programs.
Upcoming Events
October 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. El Paso REALTOR® Rally at El Paso Convention Center (1 Civic Center Plaza, El Paso). More Information

October 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - "Overcoming the Down Payment Hurdle" class in North Richland Hills hosted by Guild Mortgage. The free, interactive session provides one credit of mandatory continuing education (CE) for REALTORS®.  Registration

October 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Austin Alliance for Economic Inclusion: Preserving Affordable Housing Forum - 2017 and Beyond at Huston-Tillotson University, Agard-Lovinggood Lecture Hall (900 Chicon Street, Austin). The forum is designed for mortgage professionals, nonprofits, faith based organizations and financial institutions. Attendees will learn about options available to them and how to connect their clients to resources including down payment assistance, mortgage interest tax credits, and non-traditional homeownership options. More Information and Registration

October 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Austin Board of REALTORS ® Realty Round Up at Palmer Events Center (900 Barton Springs Road, Austin). More Information and Registration

October 23 at 10:00 a.m. - Statewide broadcast of the "Overcoming the Down Payment Hurdle" class hosted by the Texas Association of REALTORS® in Austin. The free, interactive session is offered remotely at any local REALTOR® association office and provides one credit of mandatory continuing education (CE). Contact the Texas Association of REALTORS® at 800-873-9155 or by  email to register.

November 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Texas Association of Community Development Corporations 2017 Policy Summit at Texas Capitol, Legislative Conference Center (Room E.2.002). More Information and Registration
Below are September 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 the Demand for Accessible Housing is About to Skyrocket
By 2035, the number of households that include someone with a disability will increase by 76% according to a  report  from Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies. Subsequently, the demand for affordable, accessible housing will be far beyond what current supply can meet. 
Resources for Texans Affected by Hurricane Harvey
For this week’s blog post, we have compiled a list of resources that can help Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey find temporary shelter or rental housing, file an insurance claim, postpone their mortgage payment, or find employment.
Texans Are Paying Less on Mortgage Debt Than the Rest of the Country
Texas homeowners have less mortgage debt than the rest of the U.S. thanks to home prices below the national average, according to the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University.
Since 1978, the price of a home in Texas purchased with a mortgag e has averaged $161,000. 
Making an Impactful Investment in Housing
More socially-conscious investors are using their money to make a meaningful difference in causes they believe in through "impact investing," and this wave of investment could play a pivotal role in how affordable housing is financed. The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) defines impact investments as ones that "are made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate social and environmental impact alongside a financial return."
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