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Rep. Alonzo Urges Citizens to take advantage of TDHCA’s FREE Foreclosure Prevention Program

AUSTIN, TX - November 16, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Texas State Representative Roberto R. Alonzo (Dallas) was informed by the Texas Department of Community Affairs (TDHCA) of some valuable resources and assistance the state agency is making available to all Texans who may find themselves with foreclosure problems and other related issues associated with homeownership. The TDHCA is the state's homeownership agency, and as such the staff there is committed to helping Texans achieve homeownership, as well as helping home owners avoid foreclosure and remain in their homes. To make all Texans aware of the various resources currently available throughout the state, TDHCA has prepared a valuable foreclosure prevention brochure and other resourceful materials that can be easily accessed by visiting the website at: http://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/homeownership/foreclosure/. Or you may call toll-free at 1-888-995-HOPE (4673). You may also visit the TDHCA state agency website (www.tdhca.state.tx.us and click on the 'Disaster Recovery Assistance" link on the bottom right hand corner. All these materials and resources are free.

State housing agency offers lowest homebuyer interest rates in program history

AUSTIN, TX - November 5, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) today announced that it has reduced interest rates on mortgage loans offered through its Texas First Time Homebuyer Program to historically low levels, further opening the door to safe and responsible homeownership for qualifying low to moderate income Texans.Interest rates on these 30-year, fixed rate mortgage loans have been set at either 4.20 percent or 4.95 percent, depending on which of two types of loans the borrower selects. Rates had previously been set at 4.99 percent or 5.74 percent, respectively. The assisted rate of 4.95 percent is available with funds for down payment and closing cost assistance, helping families overcome what are often the biggest obstacles to buying a home.

Enterprise Awarded $6 Million in Neighborhood Stabilization Program Funds to Reinvest in North Texas...

COLUMBIA, Md. - July 6, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) recently allotted Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (Enterprise) $5.7 million in Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funding to provide down payment and closing cost assistance, gap financing, and/or a zero percent mortgage for potential home buyers interested in single family homes in the North Texas area.

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.

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.

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