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Posts in category Homes for Texas Heroes

Why Workforce Housing Is so Hard to Find

October 13, 2017 | by Michael Wilt
As cities grow and attract new jobs, city leaders and employers are struggling with how to ensure there is housing that is affordable to workers at low- and moderate-income levels. This type of housing, referred to as "workforce housing," is becoming harder to find.

TSAHC Homeowner Spotlight: Meet Michelle McDonald

June 17, 2016 | by Michael Wilt
In honor of National Homeownership Month, TSAHC is doing a blog series this June highlighting our homeownership programs. This week, we are turning the spotlight to Michelle McDonald, a teacher who lives in the small community of Sanger in North Texas. She used TSAHC's programs to purchase a home and received a free mortgage payment as part of our Mortgage Free Monday promotion last year. We asked her a few questions about being a new homeowner.

Why Every First-time Home Buyer Should Ask About a Mortgage Credit Certificate

June 3, 2016 | by Michael Wilt
In honor of National Homeownership Month, TSAHC is doing a blog series this June highlighting our homeownership programs. In this week's blog, we are featuring the Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) program.

Back to School Edition: Helping Teachers Live Where They Work

September 4, 2015 | by Katie Claflin
As parents of school-age children know, teachers play a critical role in not only educating children, but preparing them to become productive members of society. But rising home prices have left many Texas teachers unable to buy a home in their district, forcing them to move further out where home prices are cheaper.