Media Kit

  • About TSAHC

    The Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation (TSAHC) is a statewide non-profit organization created by the Texas Legislature whose mission is to serve the housing needs of low-income Texans and other underserved populations who do not have comparable housing options through conventional financial channels.  For more information, please visit www.tsahc.org.   

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  • Staff Bios

    David Long is the President of the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation.  In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of TSAHC, which includes program development, policies, and staffing, financial, legislative and legal matters. Prior to joining TSAHC in 2001, he spent over 10 years working for the State of Texas and nine years in the banking industry.  David has a Bachelors degree in Finance from California State University at Fullerton. 

    Janie Taylor is the Executive Vice President for the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation (TSAHC). Prior to joining TSAHC in 2006, she worked as the Senior Public Relations Specialist for Samsung Austin Semiconductor, where her duties included public relations, internal communications and corporate philanthropy. Her prior experience also includes her work as a Public Information Specialist with the Texas Lottery and a Corporate Communications Specialist at Sematech. Janie earned a B.A. in Communication Arts from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. 

    David Danenfelzer is the Senior Director of Development Finance for the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation. In this role, he oversees the Corporation's development finance programs including the Private Activity Bond (PAB) Program, Affordable Communities of Texas (ACT) Land Bank, and the Texas Housing Impact Fund (THIF).  Prior to joining TSAHC in 2006, David worked at the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and Enterprise Community Partners Inc..  He is a current member of the Austin Housing Coalition, sits on the Texas Community Capital Board of Directors and is a member of the Internal Revenue Service’s Advisory Committee for Tax Exempt and Government entities.  David received his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and MSCRP from the University of Texas at Austin. 

    Joniel Crim is the Director of Homeownership Programs for the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation. She is responsible for overseeing the homeownership programs including the Homes for Texas Heroes Home Loan Program, Home Sweet Texas Home Loan Program and the Mortgage Credit Certificate Program, as well as education and outreach efforts.  Before joining the TSAHC team in 2016, she spent seven years working for the Texas state housing agency and 20 years as a mortgage loan officer, mortgage company branch manager and REALTOR®.  Her extensive knowledge of the real estate and mortgage industries gives her a unique perspective when educating families about buying a home.

    Sarah Ellinor is the Homeownership Programs Manager for the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation. In this role, she works diligently to bring awareness to the corporation’s homeownership programs through training lender, realtor and housing counseling partners. Sarah is a big believer in the power of affordable housing and has worked in the industry for more than 10 years. Before joining TSAHC in 2012, she was employed as a housing/financial counselor with nonprofits located in North Carolina, Iowa, and Texas, helping families buy a home and achieve other financial goals.  Her prior experience helps her understand the benefits of homeownership and the challenges facing Texas home buyers. Sarah earned a B.A. in Spanish/International Studies with a minor in Business Management from Central College in Pella, Iowa.

    Michael Wilt is the External Relations Manager for the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation. In this role, he coordinates government and peer organization relations while also supporting marketing and communications efforts. His more than seven years of affordable housing and commercial real estate policy expertise include representing a prominent industry organization, working in both chambers of the Texas Capitol and for the former Mayor of San Francisco. He holds a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law and a B.A. in Government and Latin from the University of Texas at Austin.

  • Request a Speaker

    Request an “Overcoming the Downpayment Hurdle” class for REALTORS®

    Increase your business and make quality connections with area Texas REALTORS® by hosting an “Overcoming the Down Payment Hurdle” class. TSAHC staff will come to the venue of your choice to teach a class that provides one free TREC-approved mandatory continuing education (CE) credit to Texas REALTORS®.

    LEARN MORE ABOUT HOSTING AN “OVERCOMING THE DOWNPAYMENT HURDLE” CLASS

     Other Speaking Requests

    TSAHC staff is available to speak on a variety of topics including TSAHC's home buyer programs, tax exempt bonds, affordable housing financing, land banks and land trusts. To request a speaker, please click on the link below to submit a request.

    CLICK HERE TO REQUEST A SPEAKER