Media Advisory from the office of State Senator Judith Zaffirini

June 11, 2007
Gordon Anderson - (512) 475-4743
Michael Lyttle - (512) 475-4542

State housing agency to release $97 million for first time homebuyer initiative at June 12 event in Laredo

WHO:• State Senator Judith Zaffirini
• Michael Gerber, TDHCA Executive Director

WHAT:The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) and the Honorable Judith Zaffirini, in conjunction with June’s designation by Governor Rick Perry as Homeownership Month in Texas, will announce the release of $97 million for a major new homebuyer initiative.

WHEN:Tuesday, June 12, at 12:30 pm

WHERE:       Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade, Room 116, Texas A&M International University, 5201 University Blvd., Laredo.

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs is Texas’ lead agency responsible for affordable housing, community and energy assistance programs, and colonia activities. TDHCA annually administers funds in excess of $400 million, the majority of which are derived from mortgage revenue bond financing and refinancing, federal grants, and federal tax credits.

For more information, please contact Gordon Anderson, Public Information Officer, at 512/475-4743 or via e-mail at