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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.

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.

What You Don’t Know About Farm Workers May Surprise You

March 4, 2016 | by Michael Wilt
Farm workers across the nation face many uncertainties as the location and duration of their employment can be unpredictable. A National Center for Farmworker Health demographic sheet estimates there are more than 3 million migrant and seasonal farm workers in the United States including roughly 360,000 in Texas based on data from 2000.

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.

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.