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

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.

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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.

Contact:

221 East 11th Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Direct Dial - (512) 475-2200
Toll Free - (800) 500-7074
Fax - (512) 475-1109

Media contact:
Gordon Anderson/512.475.4743
Jill McFarren/512.475.2844

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