March 2014 - In This Issue:

Disabled Veteran Receives Donated Home
On Thursday, March 20, 2014, Terry Johnson, a disabled U.S. Military Veteran, and his wife Donna moved into their new mortgage-free home in Bellville, Texas. The Johnsons are the latest family to benefit from TSAHC's Affordable Communities of Texas program (ACT-Vet).  


TSAHC's ACT-Vet program is part of a nationwide initiative of Bank of America to provide vacant properties to disabled veterans, first responders and their families. The Johnsons were welcomed to their new home with a celebration hosted by Bank of America, NCST, Brooke Community Development, TSAHC, public officials from Bellville, including State Rep. Lois Kolkhorst. 


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Texas Foundations Fund 2013 - Check Presentations

Through the Texas Foundations Fund (TFF), TSAHC partners with non-profit organizations and rural government entities to fund housing services that provide stability to very low-income families. Each year TSAHC selects partners through a competitive annual application process. Since the inception of the program, TSAHC has awarded over $1.5 million in grants.


Saint Louise House 

Saint Louise House was selected in 2013 for a $15,000 Texas Foundations Fund Grant. Saint Louise House is utilizing the grant to continue to provide their supportive housing program for homeless women and children. Residents of Saint Louise House receive comprehensive case management and other supportive services that give them the support they need to achieve an independent lifestyle.  


Austin Habitat for Humanity

Austin Habitat for Humanity is utilizing the $30,000 award granted in 2013 to provide three cirtical home repair projects through their Home Repair Program. Through the program, Austin Habitat for Humanity assists very low-income homeonwers whose homes have structural deficiencies, and safety, accessibility and livability issues. Learn More  


The Women's Home 

The Women's Home organization was selected in 2013 as a recipient of a $15,000 grant. The grant is being utilized to support the Jane Cizik Garden Place, an 87 unit permanent supportive housing complex located in the Houston area. Learn More  


Motivation, Eucation and Training, Inc. 

Motivation, Education and Training, Inc. was a awarded a $30,000 grant they are using to perform critical repairs on six farmworker owned homes in five counties across South Texas. The repairs are addressing substandard living conditions and eliminate health and safety hazards in each home. Learn More 

TSAHC Fundraising Success



TSAHC has been awarded a $5,000 grant from Insperity to support the Texas Financial Toolbox online resource.  Specifically, the grant will help support the mortgage calculator tool, which provides detailed information on the home buying process, a glossary of terms, and an interest rate tool that helps potential homeowners estimate their mortgage interest rate based on their FICO score.  The Texas Financial Toolbox was made possible in part by a 2011 grant from Insperity, and we're thrilled to continue our partnership with Insperity to provide this valuable resource to Texas consumers.




Frost Bank has awarded a $2,500 grant to TSAHC to support the Texas Statewide Homebuyer Education Program (TSHEP). The TSHEP program provides affordable professional development trainings to nonprofit housing and financial counselors.  Specifically, this award will support the upcoming financial coaching courses offered in San Antonio in May.




TSAHC received 19 donations totaling $1,230 during Amplify Austin,  a 24-hour giving campaign supporting Austin-based nonprofits.  Unless otherwise directed, all donations will support the Texas Financial Toolbox online resource.  Thanks to our donors for making our first Amplify Austin day a success!



Register for TSHEP & RAISE Texas Summit

Registration for the next Texas Statewide Homebuyer Education Program (TSHEP) training sessions and the RAISE Texas summit is open:


May 5th-6th San Antonio


HO310: Financial Coaching- Helping Clients Reach Their Goals 

(2 days/ May 5th-6th) $50 - Register by April 18th  


In this 2-day course participants will learn how coaching differs from and complements financial education, knowledge sharing and counseling. Participants will gain an understanding of practical coaching techniques using interactive case studies and demonstration activities to learn coaching essentials, client sensitivity and communication skills. 


May 7th San Antonio 


Following the training, our partner RAISE Texas will be hosting their 2014 Summit: Creating

Financial Capability Opportunities for All Texans. This summit will provide information, tools and data on emergency and college savings, access to safe and affordable small dollar loans and other wealth-building assets. 
Training classes are only open to counselors and staff working for a nonprofit, unit of local government or community based organization in Texas.
Register now

Thank You!

We thank and recognize the following individuals for their recent donations to TSAHC programs:
Eura Blackburn
Larry & Ceci Burklow
Edwina Carrington
Jana & Steve Dahl
Mary Galland
Jose Gaytan
Greg Hasty
Thom Hulme, in honor of Eileen Hulme
Mary Ann Jeffers
Cathy Long
Nic Nichols
Howard Porter
Karen Trevino
Ted Wang
Bonnie Wolferd
Sherrie Young
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