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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.

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.

Ending Veteran Homelessness:  Where We Are and Where We’re Going

November 10, 2016 | by Katie Claflin
In honor of Veterans Day, TSAHC would like to bring attention to the serious issue of homelessness that plagues too many men and women who have served and defended this country.

Creating Communities in Affordable Housing Developments

January 15, 2016 | by Michael Wilt
Simply building affordable housing is a laudable goal, but community housing organizations and developers are increasingly looking for ways to create vibrant communities in affordable housing developments.

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.

The Benefits of Preventing Eviction

December 11, 2015 | by Michael Wilt
Dealing with eviction or the threat of eviction can be a harrowing experience. But more communities are helping individuals and families avoid this nightmare by turning to eviction prevention measures as they recognize the benefits of keeping tenants in stable housing.

Progress Continues in Efforts to End Homelessness Across Texas

October 30, 2015 | by Michael Wilt
Attendees at the 2015 Texas Conference on Ending Homelessness in Corpus Christi earlier this month were greeted with encouraging news from Eric Samuels, Texas Homeless Network President and CEO, who opened the conference stating, "we've nearly cut homelessness to one half of what it was 10 years ago in Texas, and almost 70% of that progress has been made over the past five years." TSAHC staff attended the conference. Below are key takeaways from the three-day summit.

Texas Foundations Fund: Helping Texans Improve their Homes and their Lives

September 18, 2015 | by Katie Claflin
Last week TSAHC's Board of Directors approved the 2015 Texas Foundations Fund grant awards. For this week's blog post, we would like to share the stories of Ida and Willy, who were able to improve their lives thanks to the Texas Foundations Fund. We look forward to partnering with our 2015 grantees to help families and individuals achieve similar successes in the coming year.

Four Housing Issues Affecting America’s Seniors

March 6, 2015 | by Katie Claflin
As the baby boomer generation gets older, the number of senior citizens is expected to increase significantly over the next 20 years. In the midst of this unprecedented growth, a Harvard University study has identified four housing- related challenges commonly encountered by senior citizens.

Texas Foundations Fund Helps Texans Rebuild their Lives

February 6, 2015 | by Katie Claflin
Next week TSAHC's Board of Directors will meet to consider and approve publishing a draft of the 2015 Texas Foundations Fund Guidelines for public comment. With the 2015 application round right around the corner, we wanted share a couple of inspiring success stories submitted by two of our recent awardees.