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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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State housing agency releases first funds under $500 million of new bond authority for...

AUSTIN, TX - May 21, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) announced that beginning today the State will make available the first $50 million under an unprecedented $500 million in new mortgage revenue bond authority.

State invests $500,000 to expand rental housing choices in Abilene for elderly persons with...

AUSTIN, TX - May 13, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) today announced a funding award to private developers constructing a new affordable rental property in Abilene that will help bring stability to the lives of older persons with disabilities while providing a shot in the arm to the local economy.

State makes $500,000 commitment to increasing, maintaining homeownership in Texarkana

AUSTIN, TX - May 13, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) and State Senator Kevin Eltife today announced two awards totaling $500,000 to the City of Texarkana to help promote and maintain homeownership while providing a shot in the arm to the local economy.

State housing agency, area nonprofits partnering to provide rental assistance, foster self sufficiency

AUSTIN, TX - May 13, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) today announced funding awards totaling $591,770 to two Lufkin-based organizations helping low income residents obtain decent housing while working toward financial and personal independence.

TDHCA down payment program results in $111.3 million in mortgage loans, 854 new homeowners

AUSTIN, TX - May 6, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- As the month of April drew to a close, so too did the offer of an $8,000 federal first time homebuyer tax credit for qualified borrowers.

State awards $955,000 to eight state, local partners lifting Texans out of poverty, toward...

AUSTIN, TX - March 11, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) has announced funding awards totaling $955,000 to three statewide organizations, four local or regional nonprofit agencies, and one South Texas county working to reduce the number of households living in poverty and helping them transition toward greater self-sufficiency.

New state council visits El Paso, gathers input on special needs housing

AUSTIN, TX - February 17, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- El Paso-area residents concerned with the housing challenges confronting elderly individuals and persons with disabilities have a unique opportunity to help shape public policy at an upcoming meeting held by the state.

State’s $30 million mortgage credit program to help veterans become homeowners

AUSTIN, TX - February 9, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Honoring those who preserve and protect the American Dream to finally live it, Governor Rick Perry and the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) have announced the launching of a new homebuyer initiative with a special focus on veterans.

State housing agency makes $225,000 investment in Temple through homebuyer assistance

AUSTIN, TX - January 25, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) today announced a $225,000 award to the Temple Housing Authority to assist eligible residents with the purchase of their first home, providing greater stability to area low income families and a shot in the arm to the local economy.

New state council visits Houston, gathers input on special needs housing

AUSTIN, TX - January 25, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Houston-area residents concerned with the housing challenges confronting elderly individuals and persons with disabilities have a unique opportunity to help shape public policy at an upcoming meeting held by the state.

State housing agency providing lift to East Austin’s affordable rental market

AUSTIN, TX - January 25, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) has announced a funding award to help finance the redevelopment of an existing affordable rental property in East Austin that will allow the apartment complex to continue to provide low income tenants with decent, affordable housing while providing a shot in the arm to the local economy.

State housing agency secures $450,000 grant to intensify foreclosure prevention efforts

AUSTIN, TX - October 19, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) has announced that it has secured $449,960 in federal grant funds through the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling (NFMC) Program to help stem the tide of home foreclosures and bring stability to families, neighborhoods and local government finances.

State housing agency awards $277,000 to repair Tidwell Estates housing development damaged by Hurricane...

AUSTIN, TX - October 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) today awarded $277,676 in disaster recovery funds to help restore Houston’s stock of affordable rental housing damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Ike.

State housing agency provides $3.4 million boost to Orange’s post-Ike rental housing market

AUSTIN, TX - September 3, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Working to expand rental options for Orange residents struggling to secure affordable housing in the wake of hurricanes Rita and Ike, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) and State Representative Joe Deshotel today announced a major funding award to the private developers of a new rental property designed to bring stability to the lives of low to moderate income tenants and much-needed benefits to the local economy.

State housing agency providing $20.9 million to Chambers County’s Hurricane Ike recovery efforts

AUSTIN, TX - September 3, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Aiming to rebuild housing stock in the wake of Hurricane Ike and bolster the region’s economy, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) and State Senator Tommy Williams today announced a major award of federal disaster recovery funds to Chambers County.

State housing agency providing $8.8 million to Liberty County’s Hurricane Ike recovery efforts

AUSTIN, TX - September 3, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Aiming to rebuild housing stock in the wake of Hurricane Ike and bolster the region’s economy, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) and State Senator Tommy Williams today announced a major award of federal disaster recovery funds to Liberty County.

State housing agency providing $950,000 to Brazos Valley region’s Hurricane Ike recovery efforts

AUSTIN, TX - September 3, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Aiming to rebuild housing stock in the wake of Hurricane Ike and bolster the region’s economy, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) today announced a major award of federal disaster recovery funds to a regional nonprofit housing organization serving a seven-county area of central Texas.

State housing agency providing $200,000 to Mission’s hurricane recovery efforts

AUSTIN, TX - September 3, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Aiming to rebuild housing stock in the wake of Hurricane Dolly and bolster the region’s economy, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) and State Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa today announced a major award of federal disaster recovery funds to the City of Mission.

State housing agency providing $540,000 to Willacy County’s hurricane recovery efforts

AUSTIN, TX - September 3, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Aiming to rebuild housing stock in the wake of Hurricane Dolly and bolster the region’s economy, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (THDCA) and State Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. today announced a major award of federal disaster recovery funds to Willacy County.

State housing agency releases $81 million in first time homebuyer funds

AUSTIN, TX - August 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) has released $81 million in mortgage loan funds available to help qualifying households purchase their first home. Homeownership promotes stable families and neighborhoods, generates local economic development with construction jobs, and supports local governments with increased tax revenue.

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