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The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) is the state agency responsible for affordable housing, community services, energy assistance, and colonia housing programs. The Department annually administers more than $400 million through for-profit, nonprofit, and local government partnerships to deliver local housing and community-based opportunities and assistance to Texans in need.

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221 East 11th Street
Austin, Texas 78701

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State housing agency’s $48.6 million in housing tax credits to expand housing choices, support...

AUSTIN, TX - July 30, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) today announced it has allocated $48.6 million in housing tax credits to developers of affordable rental properties, helping increase housing...

State housing agency awards $39.5 million to boost housing options and local economies

AUSTIN, TX - August 3, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) today announced that it will finance the development of 38 affordable rental properties throughout the state that will combine an affordable rent with the aesthetic qualities of high-end developments. These properties will expand housing options for the state’s growing population of retirees and younger working families while generating a significant impact on the economy.TDHCA will provide $39.5 million in financing through the 2011 Housing Tax Credit Program allocation cycle, helping create an estimated 3,457 units of affordable rental housing designed to serve Texans earning no more than 60 percent of the area median family income.

State housing agency commits $4.9 million statewide to prevent homelessness in Texas

AUSTIN, TX - July 18, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) today announced a series of major funding awards designed to help homeless Texans secure permanent housing and strive toward self-sufficiency, bringing greater stability to individuals and the communities in which they live.TDHCA awarded a total of $4.9 million in federal funds to 44 nonprofit organizations renovating or converting buildings for use as emergency shelters, as well as to help provide an array of essential services to homeless individuals.

State housing agency’s innovative pilot homebuyer program offers up to $20,000 in down payment...

AUSTIN, TX - July 1 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Del Valle resident Leticia Leal in May helped make state housing history when she became the first homebuyer assisted through an innovative pilot program offered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA). The new program provides up to $20,000 in down payment and closing cost assistance in conjunction with a mortgage loan originated through a conventional lender.

State housing agency recognizes year’s top lenders, loan officers during Home Ownership Month

AUSTIN, TX - July 1 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) used the occasion of June’s national designation as Home Ownership Month to name its “Lenders of the Year” and “Loan Officers of the Year” in recognition of the important role lenders play in helping increase home ownership opportunities for Texans through state-sponsored homebuyer programs.

State housing agency secures $619,696 grant to expand home foreclosure prevention efforts

AUSTIN, TX - June 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) today announced that the state has secured a $619,696 federal grant that will significantly further its efforts to reduce the number of home foreclosures across Texas and help stabilize families, declining home values, and local government coffers.The grant, awarded through the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling (NFMC) Program – Round 5, will provide counseling to potentially as many as 1,500 Texas homeowners in or facing a home foreclosure and help them avoid foreclosure

State housing agency makes $190,000 investment in southeast Texas through homebuyer assistance

AUSTIN, TX - May 10, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) today announced a $190,2651 award to a Houston-based nonprofit housing finance agency assisting eligible residents in eight southeast Texas counties and 11 cities purchasing a home of their own, providing greater stability to area low income families and a shot in the arm to the local economy.TDHCA made the award through its HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program to the Southeast Texas Housing Finance Corporation (SETHFC), which the organization will use to provide nine households with down payment and closing cost assistance and helping them achieve the American Dream of homeownership.

State housing agency awards $787,000 to preserve, increase homeownership in Center

AUSTIN, TX - May 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) today announced two awards totaling $787,000 to the City of Center to help promote and maintain homeownership while providing a shot in the arm to the local economy.TDHCA awarded the city $265,000 in homebuyer assistance funds which it will use to provide down payment and closing cost assistance to help an estimated 10 eligible residents purchase a home of their own.

Texas receives $3.3 million federal grant to fight, prevent homelessness

AUSTIN, TX - May 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced a $3.3 million Continuum of Care grant to Texas which will directly fund seven local organizations providing housing and supportive services to an estimated 246 homeless individuals or those at risk of homelessness, helping to transition them out of poverty and toward self-reliance.

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