November 2014 - In This Issue:
El Paso Veteran Receives Donated Home



On Thursday October 23rd Retired Sergeant First Class William Chasten, a disabled military veteran, received a mortgage-free home in El Paso. Mr. Chasten served honorably for 20 years and is the latest veteran to benefit from TSAHC's Affordable Communities of Texas-Veterans Housing Initiative (ACT-VET). TSAHC's ACT-VET program is part of a nationwide, multi-partner initiative whose purpose is to rehabilitate vacant homes to provide affordable homeownership opportunities to disabled veterans.


Bank of America generously donated the home in partnership with the National Community Stabilization Trust. TSAHC partnered with the nonprofit El Paso Collaborative for Community and Economic Development to perform the necessary repairs on the home and connect Mr. Chasten to the program.


 Learn more about the ACT-VET Program  

RGV Partnership Golf Tourney Raises Funds for TSAHC

On Thursday, October 16th the Rio Grande Valley Partnership Chamber of Commerce hosted its 27th annual golf tournament. We are honored that our Texas Foundations Fund program was selected as the nonprofit beneficiary of this year's tournament.


The golf tournament raised $20,000 to support the Texas Foundations Fund 2015 funding cycle. These funds will be used to support critical home repairs and supportive housing services provided to very low-income families in the Rio Grande Valley.


TSAHC Presents $16,000 Grant to Tierra Del Sol




On Wednesday, October 22nd TSAHC presented a $16,000 Texas Foundations Fund grant to Tierra Del Sol Housing Corporation, a housing nonprofit serving El Paso. The grant was presented by Jerry Romero, TSAHC Board Member. Accepting the check on behalf of Tierra Del Sol Housing Corporation were Executive Director Rose Garcia and Mike Rudloff, Housing Rehab Program Manager. 


The grant was awarded as part of the 2014 cycle of the Texas Foundations Fund program and will support critical home repairs for three very low-income families in El Paso County. 


Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Awards TSAHC a $10,000 grant  

We want to thank Wells Fargo Housing Foundation for their continued support of our programs. This particular grant will support a week-long training for housing counselors as part of the 2015 Texas Statewide Homebuyer Education Program (TSHEP).  


Through TSHEP, TSAHC helps ensure that housing counselors have access to affordable professional development that helps them continue to provide high quality home buyer and financial education to Texas consumers.



TSAHC has launched On the House, a new weekly blog on affordable housing topics. We invite you to drop by On the House every Friday as we share information on important housing issues, provide an inside look into our programs, and share other valuable resources.  Click here to sign up to receive the blog every Friday.



Housing and financial counselors, mark your calenders! The dates for the 2015 Texas Statewide Homebuyer Education Program (TSHEP) schedule have been announced!

February 9th-13th in Austin - Registration to open in December

HO229: Homebuyer Education Methods: Training the Trainer - 5 days

HO211: Credit Counseling for Maximum Results - 3 days


June 1st-3rd in San Antonio

HO370: Advanced Financial Coaching-Taking Your Practice to the Next Level - 3 days


October 12th-16th in Houston

HO247: Post-Purchase Education Methods - 5 days


TSAHC has partnered with NeighborWorks America to provide these courses. For more information about the courses offered and the different certifications provided by NeighborWorks, including requirements to obtain or maintain a certification and the application form for each, click here.



Feel free to contact Sarah Ellinor at or (512) 220-1171.