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Why the Demand for Accessible Housing is About to Skyrocket

September 22, 2017 | by Michael Wilt
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.

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.

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.

Hear from Two Families that Are Grateful for Your Support

November 18, 2016 | by Katie Claflin
For this week's blog post, we would like to share the stories of San Juanita and Pete Ortiz, and Charlee Ross and her son Jonathan, two families who were able to access critical, live changing services thanks to TSAHC's Texas Foundations Fund program.

TSAHC Partner Spotlight: An Interview with Kathy Tyler

October 21, 2016 | by Katie Claflin
This week we are featuring Kathy Tyler, Housing Services Director of Motivation, Education and Training, Inc. (MET). Kathy has spent 17 years with MET and has played a critical role in helping the organization grow its housing services for farm worker families.

Remodeling Projects: Which Ones Are Worth the Investment?

September 2, 2016 | by Katie Claflin
One of the most exciting things about buying a home is that you can make it your own. From the paint colors to the floor plan, owning a home gives you the ability to customize everything to fit your specific wants and needs. As an added benefit, many improvements add value to your home, helping you protect and grow your investment.

Texas Foundations Fund: Repairing Homes and Building Hope

February 22, 2016 | by Katie Claflin
Last week, TSAHC's Board of Directors approved publishing a draft of the 2016 Texas Foundations Fund Guidelines for public comment. With the 2016 application round right around the corner, we would like to share two more inspiring success stories submitted by our nonprofit partners.

Benefits of Energy Efficiency Shrink as Homes Get Bigger

February 8, 2016 | by Michael Wilt
Advances in technology have helped reduce the amount of energy homes use per square foot. However, many Americans aren't seeing much savings on their utility bills. This is because while the energy consumption per square foot goes down, the overall square footage of American homes has gone up.

A Holiday Message from David Long

December 18, 2015 | by David Long
As 2015 comes to a close, I'd like to thank you for your partnership and support of the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation (TSAHC) this year. With your support, TSAHC has grown our programs and services to help even more Texans this year, and I want to share our successes with you, the ones who made it all possible.

Low-Cost Tips to Help Seniors Age in Place

November 6, 2015 | by Katie Claflin
According to a survey conducted by the AARP, nearly 90% of seniors want to remain in their homes as long as possible (otherwise referred to as "aging in place").