Affordable Housing Program
The Affordable Housing Program at the Tejano Center for Community Concerns (TCCC) is a HUD-certified Housing Counseling Agency, a NeighborWorks America member, a National Council of La Raza (NCLR) affiliate, and is certified as a Community Housing Development Organization by the City of Houston. The Affordable Housing Program is dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals, families, and seniors who lack economic resources to access affordable, quality and safe housing. We are dedicated to helping neighborhood residents fulfill the dream of owning a home. Since 2005 we created over 1600 new homeowners and 2800 mortgage ready homebuyers. This program meets the unique affordable housing needs of households which do not have full access to traditional channels of funding.
The Affordable Housing Program delivers a full range of Homebuyer Counseling and Education services aimed at increasing homeownership opportunities for Low to Moderate Income families. We also develop, finance and operate affordable housing. We believe that affordable housing and supportive programs improve the economic status of residents, transform neighborhoods and stabilize lives. We are dedicated to helping neighborhoods become vibrant and healthy communities. Tejano Center’s contributions to Houston’s Greater East End have been strengthened by the agency’s role as builder and developer of affordable, single family homes for purchase by low and moderate income families, as well as a senior housing developer. Recently, Tejano Center was deemed to be among the best housing programs in U.S. by National Council of La Raza (NCLR). The Agency operates one of the most successful housing counseling programs in Harris County, resulting in hundreds of households succeeding in becoming homeowners each year (Refer to Housing Division Intro.)
Prospective homebuyers who are interested in finding out how to purchase their home and learning the qualifications for purchasing an affordable home under TCCC’s program or need guidance in sustaining their home should call:
TCCC has an extensive history of documented success in placing low-income families into permanent owner-occupied housing. TCCC built its first home in 1993. Homeownership Counseling and Post-Purchase Counseling programs began in 1995. Homebuyer Education classes and Incubation Counseling followed as additional services in 2001. Foreclosure Intervention Counseling was started in 2007, and in 2008, the Agency completed a HUD Section 202 Sr. Housing apartment project. In 2010, the Agency developed a mortgage lending program. TCCC is one of the very few organizations in Houston that focuses on in-fill housing, a field that developers and builders find difficult, if not impossible to tackle because of the high cost involved; yet, the Agency has been successful in halting or reversing the social and economic deterioration in several Houston target neighborhoods.
Since 1992, TCCC has amassed an impressive development record as demonstrated by the development of 114 homes (average Sales price $99,000) located in Houston and Port Arthur Texas; the rehabilitation of 45 homes ($5,000 average investment per home) located in the East End; the rehabilitation of 73 homes that suffered damage from Hurricane Ike in 2008 via a partnership with Neighborhood Centers and the United Way, the rehabilitation and resale of 7 homes through the City of Houston’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program; and the completion of TCCC’s first HUD Section 202 Elderly Supportive Housing project, Nueva Vida (66 units, $5.2 million investment).
Throughout its 20-year history, the Affordable Housing Program has formed numerous successful affiliations in the private sector to promote its goals and objectives. This includes builders of affordable homes targeting the organization’s low and moderate-income market. The Affordable Housing Program has developed many local, state and national partnerships including support from foundations and the corporate sector.
The Affordable Housing Program is a City of Houston certified Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) and a HUD-designated Housing Counseling Agency. Tejano Center’s corporate, governmental, and non-profit and foundation partners include:
- Amegy Bank
- Bank of America
- Capital One Bank
- Citi Bank
- City of Houston
- Community Bank of Texas, N.A.
- JP Morgan Chase Bank
- Local Initiatives Support Corp. (LISC)
- National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
- NeighborWorks America
- People’s Trust Federal Credit Union and People’s Trust FCU Foundation
- State Farm Insurance
- Wells Fargo Bank
The Affordable Housing Program is proud to be affiliated with these businesses and organizations. Their steadfast support and cooperation make our program possible.