Texas Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies
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Quality Housing for Every Texan
To provide support and leadership for our members as they make quality affordable homes available for Texans.
President Patricia Ward
Tarrant County HFC
1st Vice President Andrea Shields
Travis County HFC
2nd Vice President Diana McIver
DMA Development Company, LLC
Secretary Tarron Richardson
North Central Texas HFC
Treasurer Robert Coleman
Bank of Texas
City of Dallas HFC
TALHFA is a statewide non-profit organization established in 1989 for the purpose of informing, planning and supporting the needs of local housing finance agencies in their delivery of affordable housing in the State of Texas.
TALHFA has an active membership of over 250 professionals in all areas of affordable housing. Local Housing Finance Corporations, Bankers, Attorneys, Developers, Trustees, Service Providers, Consultants and many other professionals work together in offering solutions for home ownership and rental opportunities.
A NOTE FROM OUR PRESIDENT
Dear Members & Friends,
Welcome to 2018! Spring is upon us … well sort of. Just like the
Texas weather, affordable housing finance seems to change
daily. In my own backyard, Tarrant County, Fort Worth and
entire North Central Texas Region are facing growing
challenges in creating much needed affordable housing
opportunities for our residents…from families just starting out
to mature families just trying to keep up.
TALHFA members and the affordable housing industry are responding with support from federal, state and local governments. Opportunity Zones were recently announced in counties across the state, including over 500 sites in 140 Counties. The goal of Opportunities Zones is to promote long-term investment in declining neighborhoods through tax credit incentives over a 10-year period. The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit also survived another round of elimination discussions, especially given the proposed corporate tax rate reductions. We must continue to build and rebuild our infrastructure, including high-quality affordable housing.
We are also looking forward to the upcoming Texas Legislative Session with the likelihood of countless new faces joining the legislature. We will be prepared to tell our story of the need for long-term affordable housing finance solutions.
Funding levels for federally funded CDBG and HOME show promise for the role of HUD Appropriations in promoting affordable housing in the coming year. I am certain 2018 will be a year to remember as we cruise through the 1st quarter.
I look forward to working with the entire TALHFA membershipto find new tools and to enhance the ones already in our housing finance tool box...
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when we come together."
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