On the House Blog

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Welcome to On the House, a weekly blog for affordable housing professionals.

TSAHC Partner Spotlight: An Interview with Michaelle Wormly

April 21, 2017 | by Janie Taylor
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 Michaelle Wormly, Executive Director of WOMAN, Inc., a housing nonprofit in southeast Texas. TSAHC has partnered with WOMAN, Inc. through our Affordable Communities of Texas programs to create homeownership opportunities for low income and disabled veterans and other underserved families.

What You Should Know About Fair Housing

April 14, 2017 | by Michael Wilt
April is Fair Housing Month as it commemorates the passage of the Fair Housing Act on April 11, 1968. The historic piece of legislation expanded on previous laws to prohibit housing discrimination based on race, religion, national origian, and (as amended) disability and family status.

Ready to Buy a Home? Find Out What’s New

April 7, 2017 | by Katie Claflin
On Monday, April 3rd TSAHC implemented several enhancements to our home buyer programs. These changes will make it easier for even more low and moderate-income home buyers to qualify for down payment assistance grants and mortgage credit certificates through TSAHC.

Housing For When Disaster Strikes

March 24, 2017 | by Michael Wilt
Texas is prone to some of Mother Nature’s fiercest elements from tornadoes and wildfires to hurricanes and flooding. When these disasters strike and people lose their homes they need safe shelter immediately. What communities provide as temporary housing often depends on resources available from the government.

Don’t Let Student Loans Derail Your Financial Goals

March 17, 2017 | by Katie Claflin
Research conducted by the Institute for College Access and Success found that 56% of Texas college students graduate with student loan debt. Their average loan amount? $27,324.

Doctor’s Order: Stable, Decent & Affordable Housing

March 10, 2017 | by Michael Wilt
When it comes to good health, one of the best prescriptions is stable, decent and affordable housing. That's the key takeaway from a research summary prepared by the Center for Housing Policy that detailed the connections between housing and health explained below.

Protect Your Home from those April Showers

March 3, 2017 | by Katie Claflin
Spring is officially around the corner, and the changing seasons can often bring storms, some of them severe. Storms can turn your backyard into a mud pit and wreck your morning commute but they can also cause severe damage to your home.

Why We Love Tax Season

February 17, 2017 | by Michael Wilt
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

February 10, 2017 | by Katie Claflin
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

February 3, 2017 | by Katie Claflin
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%.