State housing agency invests $260,000 to bolster homeownership in Nash


Recognizing that homeownership is the key to creating stable families and communities, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) and State Senator Kevin Eltife have announced a major funding award to the city of Nash to assist eligible residents with the purchase of their first home and provide much-needed economic benefits to the local construction industry. 

TDHCA awarded $260,000 in homebuyer assistance funds to the city which will provide 25 households with down payment and closing cost assistance.

“While we have seen housing growth in Nash, we also know that the growth has outpaced the income of some of our residents,” said Senator Eltife. “These funds will help area residents overcome the biggest obstacle many homebuyers face: meeting the down payment requirements. However, this award will also help generate construction jobs, increase the area tax base, and create a stronger, more cohesive community.”

“Promoting homeownership is a critical mission of the Department,” said Michael Gerber, TDHCA Executive Director. “Besides helping to strengthen families and neighborhoods, these funds will help generate local construction jobs and increase area employment opportunities. We’re proud to help the city of Nash and contribute to an improved quality of life for all residents.”

TDHCA awards homebuyer assistance funds to eligible applicants through the Department’s HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program, which helps provide down payment and closing cost assistance to qualifying first time homebuyers. Assistance is limited to 6 percent of the home purchase price or $10,000, whichever is greater. Eligible applicants include qualifying units of local government, public housing authorities, Community Housing Development Organizations and other nonprofit groups, and qualifying for-profit organizations.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the funding source for the HOME Program. The program is designed to serve households earning no more than 80 percent of the area median family income. For Nash and Bowie County, this equals an annual income of $41,350 for a family for four.


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