December 2021 Newsletter
A Special Thank You to
Our Giving Tuesday Donors!
TSAHC would like to extend our utmost gratitude and recognition to the following supporters for their generous contributions to our Housing Connection program, which provides technical assistance and training opportunities to nonprofit housing counselors and affordable housing developers.
Premier Nationwide Lending
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation 
CMG Financial
Sente Mortgage
AmCap Home Loans
Canopy Mortgage
Jefferson Bank
Terry Alderman, HomeTrust Mortgage
Tracey Brown, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
MaryAnn Comparin Jones, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
JoAnn DePenning, J. DePenning Consulting
Janie Hernandez, Academy Mortgage Corporation
Christina Luna, Revolution Mortgage
Don Thomas, Cardinal Financial
Tammye Trevino, Movement Mortgage
Cerita Loftis, RE/MAX Cross Country
Carolyn Geis, Gateway Mortgage
Kim Lewis, Supreme Lending
A Holiday Message from
TSAHC President David Long
As this year ends, I find myself reflecting on a year that was very different than any of us might have imagined. While 2021 did usher in a year of hope, it still presented a unique set of challenges.

But what's remained constant through it all is your partnership and commitment to our mission to provide a safe, decent, and affordable home to every Texan. I continue to be thankful for your support.

Despite the challenges, we continue to expand our programs and initiatives, and your help made this possible. Whether it's through your collaboration, investment, or simply spreading the word about what we do, you contribution is the foundation of our success.

Speaking of successes, we have many of them to share. I hope you'll join me in celebrating them.

TSAHC's 2021* in Review: 

Assisted more than 17,700 home buyers to achieve the dream of homeownership through our home buyer assistance programs. Through a network of participating mortgage lenders, we offer fixed rate interest loans, down payment assistance, and mortgage credit certificates to help make homeownership affordable for low and moderate income families. 

  • Provided 27 single family homes to low-to-moderate income Texans through our Affordable Communities of Texas program and Texas Housing Impact Fund. 

  • Awarded $660,000 in grants to 33 nonprofit organizations across Texas through our Texas Foundations Fund program. We awarded an additional $300,000 to 15 organizations to assist households impacted by Winter Storm Uri. These grants provide crucial repairs and supportive services to very-low income families and individuals.

  • Offered training to nonprofits through the Housing Connection program to connect organizations to resources and help them build capacity. In 2021, we trained 106 housing professionals representing 76 organizations, and I'm proud to report that we provided a scholarship to each participant to cover the cost of training.
  • Provided more than $1.7 million in financing to construct 23 rental units in Dallas and Travis counties through the Affordable Housing Partnership program. We launched this initiative last year in collaboration with the Health and Human Services Commission to support the construction of community integrated housing for Texans with long term health needs.

  • Completed our second Texas Supportive Housing Institute which provided training and technical support to four teams across Texas working on bringing supportive housing developments to their communities. We continue to enhance this institute and build upon its success year-to-year. 

  • Produced eight new On the House podcast episodes to expand our outreach to lenders, REALTORS®, and home buyers.

  • Continued to collaborate with a network of organizations and individuals through the Texas Housing Stability Collaborative to raise awareness of free mortgage and rental assistance options and HUD-approved housing counseling services.

All our 2021 successes and plans for the coming year can be found in our 2022 Draft Annual Action Plan, which is a great source of information for anyone interested in learning more about us and our work to address Texas' housing needs. The draft plan is available for public comment until January 21, 2022.

These past two years have given us challenges but also opportunities, and I know the best way to tackle the challenges and seize upon the opportunities is by establishing and strengthening partnerships with professionals like you. That's why I'm grateful for your support throughout these unpredictable times as we forge ahead together to serve the housing needs of Texans.

With this in mind and on behalf of everyone at TSAHC, I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude for your support and wish you a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year. 

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David Long
Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation

*Numbers are as of October 31, 2021
Looking for a New Office Space?
Is your nonprofit organization looking for a new office space for the new year? TSAHC is currently renting out newly remodeled office space in East Austin, located just a few miles from the Texas capitol building. Within walking distance to several local restaurants and coffee shops, this space will be available beginning January 2022.
Want TSAHC to Share Your Upcoming Events?
Is your nonprofit hosting an exciting event in the new year? If so, make sure to send us the event date along with a short description, and we'll share it on social media and, in some instances, our monthly newsletter to help you get the word out!

For more information, or to submit an event, please contact Anna Orendain at [email protected].
Upcoming Events
January 11 in Plano - "Overcoming the Down Payment Hurdle" class hosted by Caline Forward with Premier Nationwide Lending. This free session provides one credit of mandatory continuing education (CE) for REALTORS®. Register Here

January 12 - TSAHC Public Hearing on the Draft 2022 Annual Action Plan. For more information, click here.

January 18 - TSAHC's December Board Meeting begins at 10:30 am. For more information, click here.

January 18 - "Overcoming the Down Payment Hurdle" class hosted by online. This free session provides one credit of mandatory continuing education (CE) for REALTORS®. Register Here

January 26 - "Overcoming the Down Payment Hurdle" class hosted by online. This free session provides one credit of mandatory continuing education (CE) for REALTORS®. Register Here
Below are December 2021 excerpts from On the House, a blog TSAHC launched in 2014 on affordable housing topics. In June 2020, we launched a podcast as part of our blog. We invite you to drop by On the House or listen to our podcasts as we explore important issues, provide an inside look into our programs, and share other valuable resources.
Podcast Episode 21: How to Buy a Fixer Upper
If you've been hunting for a home in today's highly-competitive housing market, you might already know how hard it is to find a home that's both turn-key and also within your budget. In this episode of On the House, we sit down with Andy Williams, founder and CEO of Recon Realty, a mission-driven realty company that helps veterans transition back to civilian life through real estate. If you're curious about the expert tips and tricks that it takes to buy a fixer upper, be sure to tune into the discussion!
TSAHC Spotlight Series: Ventura at Tradewinds Apartments
TSAHC periodically spotlights affordable housing developments across the state to help readers understand what they look like, how they are financed, and who lives there. This week we are focusing our spotlight on the Ventura at Tradewinds Apartments, a development financed by TSAHC’s Multifamily Private Activity Bond Program.  

Located in Midland, TX, the Ventura at Tradewinds Apartments is a 204-unit multifamily rental development developed by Dominium, Inc. and the Texas Housing Foundation. 
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