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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.

Teacher Housing Crisis Takes Center Stage in New Report

December 2, 2016 | by Katie Claflin
Every year the National Housing Conference releases its Paycheck to Paycheck report, which analyzes housing affordability challenges of workers in several occupations across 210 metropolitan areas.

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.

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.