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

Archived posts from 01/2017

Staff Spotlight: An Interview with Melinda Smith

January 20, 2017 | by Michael Wilt
This week, we are spotlighting Melinda Smith, TSAHC's Chief Financial Officer. Melinda oversees our accounting team and ensures TSAHC complies with required financial reporting and auditing. Melinda joined TSAHC as our CFO in 2001. She earned her CPA certification in 1982 and boasts more than three decades of accounting, auditing and executive level experience in private and public practice. Below is our interview with Melinda to help you get to know her a little better.

Who Really Pays for Affordable Housing?

January 13, 2017 | by Michael Wilt
A frequent question about affordable housing is who pays for it and how. A common assumption is that taxpayers foot the bill for the construction of affordable rental housing or rents for residents that live there. In reality, that's not always true. In this entry, we will look at some of the common ways affordable housing is paid for and specifically the role subsidies play to help provide clarity.

Five Tough Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Buy a Home

January 6, 2017 | by Guest Posts
Purchasing a home is undoubtedly one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll ever make. You can pave the road ahead by making sure to honestly evaluate all of the costs and responsibilities of homeownership before you buy.