Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs - Building Homes and Strengthening Communities

Media Contact:
Kristina Tirloni 512-475-4743

Public Inquiries:
TDHCA Housing Resource Center


Mailing Address:
Public and Policy Affairs
P.O. Box 13941
Austin, Tx 78711

Physical Address:
221 East 11th Street
Austin, Tx 78701

TDHCA Press Room


Homebuyer U lays foundation for home buying process

The Texas Homeownership Program assisted more than 10,000 homebuyers through its My First Texas Home and My Choice Texas Home loan programs during the first 10 months of 2019. Buying a home is a big decision and comes with some complex financial lingo, but our Texas homebuyers began on a firm foundation by logging on and completing TDHCA’s Homebuyer U.

Homebuyer U’s “Becoming A Homeowner” course walks potential homebuyers through three important phases of the home buying process: one, preparing for homeownership; two, financing a home; and three, purchasing a home. The online tool satisfies the homebuyer education requirement to participate in the My First Texas Home program and must be completed prior to closing on the purchase of a home.

Homebuyer U also offers an introductory course to the Texas Mortgage Credit Certificate (TX MCC) Program, which provides additional savings to Texas first time homebuyers on their federal income taxes.

If you’re interested in learning more about the My First Texas Home or My Choice Texas Home loan mortgage options or the TxMCC program, visit www.myfirsttexashome.com.


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News releases are developed by the Communications and Marketing section of the Division of Policy and Public Affairs to publicize TDHCA program activities. These include application funding cycles, program grant awards, special events, board activities, and other relevant information.