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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 invests $78.7 million to expand rental housing choices in Texas

AUSTIN, TX - August 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Striving to increase the state’s stock of affordable rental housing, strengthening families and communities in uncertain economic times, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) has announced a funding plan to help finance affordable rental properties across the state bringing stability to young working families and retired individuals while providing a boost to local economies.

State housing agency awards $288 million in federal stimulus weatherization funds

AUSTIN, TX - August 4, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Understanding the enormously positive and cost-effective impact weatherization can have on a home, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) has announced a major award designed to generate a wide array of jobs that will help jump start the state’s construction industry, while increasing home energy efficiency for low income households, reducing their cost burden, and creating a healthier environment.

State housing agency awards $40.4 million to prevent homelessness, rapidly re-house homeless Texans

AUSTIN, TX - August 3, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) has announced a significant award of federal stimulus funding designed to mitigate and prevent the effects of homelessness both for those individuals who are homeless and for the communities in which they are located.

State releases $7.5 million for down payment loans in advance of homebuyer federal tax...

AUSTIN, TX - July 7, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Do you consider yourself a would-be first time homebuyer eager to take advantage of current market conditions and the new federal homebuyer tax credit but don’t have enough ready cash on hand to make a down payment? The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) has a solution for you.

TDHCA’s Brooke Boston earns national recognition as 2009 Young Leader in affordable housing

AUSTIN, TX - June 11, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – Brooke Boston, an executive with the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA), has been named to the list of 2009 Young Leaders by Affordable Housing Finance magazine. Boston currently serves as Deputy Executive Director for Community Based Programs, and also leads the Department’s Office of Recovery Act Accountability and Oversight.

TDHCA’s Mortgage Credit Certificate can be your key to homeownership

AUSTIN, TX - May 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Promoting homeownership as the key to bringing prosperity to families and economic stability to local communities, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs saluted two area homeowners who recently purchased their first home through the Department’s Texas Mortgage Credit Program while reminding all residents of the benefits of homeownership.

Flood ravaged Roma receives $500,000 in disaster recovery funds from state housing agency

AUSTIN, TX - May 7, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Recognizing the importance of preserving single family housing in rural Texas, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) and State Senator Judith Zaffirini have announced a funding award to repair or rebuild several homes in Roma damaged last year by severe flooding.

State housing agency invests $875,000 into Uvalde area housing market

AUSTIN, TX - March 7, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Recognizing that promoting and maintaining homeownership in rural Texas improves the viability of entire communities, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) and State Representative Pete Gallego have announced two awards to a Uvalde-based nonprofit that will help fund homebuyer assistance and home repairs for area low income residents, providing benefits to numerous residents and the local economy.

State housing agency awards $450,000 to rehabilitate affordable rental property in Nixon

AUSTIN, TX - February 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – Knowing that improving the existing stock of affordable rental housing in rural Texas preserves housing options for younger families and the viability of entire communities, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) has announced a $450,000 award for the rehabilitation of an existing 24-unit rental property in Nixon, ensuring its viability and bringing economic benefits to the local construction industry

State housing agency secures $387,000 grant to help step up foreclosure prevention efforts

AUSTIN, TX - January 26, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – Determined to stem the tide of home foreclosures across the state and help bring stability to families, neighborhoods and local government finances, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) has announced that it has secured $387,000 in federal grant funds through the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling (NFMC) Program.

State housing agency awards $1.2 million for Cameron/Willacy Counties Colonia Self-Help Center

AUSTIN, TX - January 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – Recognizing that improving housing conditions in the state’s colonias can lead to improved health and economic standards for colonia residents, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs today announced that it has awarded Cameron and Willacy counties a $1.2 million contract to operate the counties’ Colonia Self-Help

State housing agency bringing self-sufficiency, energy assistance programs to McMullen County

AUSTIN, TX - January 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – With the goal of providing low income Texans the necessary tools to stabilize their own lives and living environments, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) today awarded three community assistance contracts totaling $128,058 to a regional nonprofit serving McMullen County.

State housing agency bringing self-sufficiency, energy assistance programs to Duval County

AUSTIN, TX - January 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) – With the goal of providing low income Texans the necessary tools to stabilize their own lives and living environments, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) today awarded three community assistance contracts totaling $144,346 to a local nonprofit serving Duval County.

10 Homes for elderly, disabled completed in Luling, Lockhart

AUSTIN, TX - November 14, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) – Ten Caldwell County families who once lived in substandard conditions are now enjoying sturdy new homes thanks to...

Governor, state housing agency remind Texans that energy conservation key to affordable housing

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs using “Weatherization Day” to promote connection between housing, energy costs AUSTIN, TX - October 28, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Governor...

Sulphur Springs insurance executive Wisenbaker appointed to Manufactured Housing Division’s Governing Board

AUSTIN, TX - October 28, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Governor Rick Perry has appointed Donnie Wisenbaker of Sulphur Springs to the Governing Board of the...

Senator Cornyn, state housing agency finalize $13.7 million housing grant for Beaumont

AUSTIN, TX - October 20, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Seeking to expand options for Beaumont residents struggling to secure affordable rental housing in the...

State housing agency invests $5 million to fight, prevent homelessness in Texas

AUSTIN, TX - October 2, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — With the goal of transitioning greater numbers of Texans out of homelessness, enhancing the stability and productivity of both the individual and community, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) has announced a major funding award designed to help homeless people secure permanent housing and strive toward self-sufficiency.

State housing agency awards $1.4 million in funding for San Antonio affordable rental communities

AUSTIN, TX - September 16, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Recognizing that rapidly rising rent levels undermine the stability of families and communities alike, the...

State housing agency awards $274,500 to San Antonio nonprofit for rental assistance

AUSTIN, TX - September 9, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Understanding that helping low income tenants achieve self-sufficiency stabilizes both the individual and community, the Texas...

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