Our Top 9 Blog Posts of 2022

January 6, 2023 | by Anna Orendain

It's hard to believe that another year has gone by, but we're excited to see what the next twelve months will bring! To kick off the new year, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite and most popular On the House blog posts from 2022.

So whether you're someone who's resolved to buy a home in 2023, someone who's looking for housing resources, or someone who's part of our mortgage lending network, we hope that you find the following posts helpful.

1. Resources to Help Prevent Evictions and Provide Housing Stability

Although it has been nearly three years since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many renters across the nation are searching for help navigating a tumultuous time. Whether you're looking for help with navigating available resources, searching for rental or utility assistance, or currently facing eviction, this blog post provides resources to help.

2. Preparing For The Next Winter Storm

After this past holiday season shook the nation with frigid temperatures, many Texans were reminded of how important it can be to take preventive measures against severe winter weather. With the rest of the winter season ahead of us, we wanted to make sure to remind our readers of these potentially life-saving preparedness tips.

3. The Impact of the Construction Labor Market on Housing Supply and Affordability

We're sure that every On the House reader is aware that home prices skyrocketed over the past recent years. While the price of housing is dependent on several variables, this blog post calls attention to the current shortage of construction labor workers and how it's affecting the affordability of housing. 

4. Financial Literacy: What It Is and Why It’s So Important

Tackling financial literacy is a necessary stop on the journey to buying a home. But what is financial literacy, and how can someone become financially healthy? This blog post quickly covers all the details while offering resources and advice on how to improve your financial situation.

5. Podcast Episode 23: An Interview with a TSAHC Home Buyer

Are you someone who stumbled upon TSAHC and our Blog at the beginning of your home buying process? You might find it helpful to hear a testimonial from someone who used our programs to purchase their home! Last year, we sat down with the wonderful Alaina Curry to discuss her experience with TSAHC as a first-time home buyer.

6. The State of the Nation’s Housing Report

Each year, the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University publishes their State of the Nation's Housing report documenting the pace of housing production, cost of housing, and changing market conditions and household indices. In this blog post, we bring you the highlights of their 2022 report. 

7. Podcast Episode 25: How Affordable Housing is Made

How is affordable housing created? What makes it so affordable? In this podcast episode, we sit down with David Danenfelzer, TSAHC's Senior Director of Development Finance, to explore the development side of affordable housing. 

8. Helping Home Buyers Navigate Higher Interest Rates

Last year brought several interest rate hikes from the Federal Reserve as they attempted to curtail rising inflation. While the Federal Reserve doesn't directly set mortgage interest rates, mortgage interest rates do tend to move in the same direction as the Fed's rates. In this blog post, we highlight how home buyers can offset the increased costs of buying a home in a rising rate environment.

9. Podcast Episode 27: How to Buy a Manufactured Home

In response to the increased cost of buying a home, many home buyers began looking towards more non-traditional housing options in 2022, including the manufactured home. But buying a non-traditional home can present other challenges, particularly when it comes to financing. In this episode, we sit down with Aubrey Miller with Q&A Mortgage to discuss the ins and outs of purchasing manufactured homes, tiny homes, shipping container homes, barndominiums, and more!


In the end, we're excited about the above resources we can provide as we come out of 2022 while knowing there is a lot of work to do in 2023. From all of us at TSAHC, we wish you all the best in this new year, and we look forward to supporting each other in the months to come! 

If you're interested in learning more about TSAHC's accomplishments from this past year and what we hope to achieve in 2023, check out our Draft 2023 Annual Action Plan which is available for public comment until January 13, 2023. 

On the House blog posts are meant to provide general information on various housing-related issues, research and programs. We are not liable for any errors or inaccuracies in the information provided by blog sources. Furthermore, this blog is not legal advice and should not be used as a substitute for legal advice from a licensed professional attorney.

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