2013 TDHCA Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Programs

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Texas Five Star Realty, Plano Texas

TDHCA Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Programs:

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) created its Texas Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) Program and My First Texas Home’s "Taxable Mortgage Program" (TMP-79) for the residents of Texas, to help make ownership of new and existing homes more affordable for individuals and families of low and moderate income, especially first time buyers.

Read more about the program below or use the Lender Locator to find lenders in your area who are currently participating in the program. The list includes address and contact information.

Texas Mortgage Credit Certificate Program

What is a Mortgage Credit Certificate? A Mortgage Credit Certificate allows the homebuyer to claim a tax credit for some portion of the mortgage interest paid per year. It is a dollar for dollar reduction against their federal tax liability.
Currently, the homebuyer can claim tax credit for 35% of the total interest paid per year up to $2000 per year for the life of the loan.
Note: The Mortgage Interest Credit (MCC) is a non-refundable tax credit, therefore, the Homebuyer MUST have tax liability in order to take advantage of the tax credit.

Who is eligible to receive an MCC? The program is open to those individuals and families who:

  • meet income and home purchase requirements;
  • have not owned a home as primary residence in the past three (3) years;
  • meet the qualifying requirements of the mortgage loan;
  • will use the home as their principal/primary residence.

Note: The MCC may not be used in connection with the refinancing of an existing loan. Targeted Areas – first time homebuyer requirement is waived; increased income and purchase price limits.


My First Texas Home (TMP 79)

Effective October 2012, TDHCA announced the release of $600 million in homebuyer assistance — the largest amount ever offered by the state — through a new mortgage-backed securities initiative that provides qualifying borrowers a number of advantages over the Department’s previous single family bond program.

My First Texas Home’s "Taxable Mortgage Program" (TMP-79) offers more competitive fixed interest and annual percentage rates while providing down payment and closing cost assistance of 5 percent of the mortgage loan.

Plus, TMP funds can be combined with the Department’s Mortgage Credit Certificate Program, further increasing the home’s affordability. The program features a number of other benefits homebuyers will find attractive; however, current eligibility guidelines still apply.

Current Available Funds

Effective October 2012, TDHCA announced the release of $600 million in homebuyer assistance funds for first time homebuyers available on a first come, first served basis. The funds will be managed through the periodic release of Commitment Lots – each totaling approximately $35 million.

Below is a summary of approximate program funds available as of December 21, 2012:

<!-- InstanceBeginRepeat name="AssistedFunds" --><!-- InstanceBeginRepeatEntry --> <!-- InstanceEndRepeatEntry --><!-- InstanceEndRepeat --> <!-- InstanceBeginRepeat name="MCCFunds" --><!-- InstanceBeginRepeatEntry --> <!-- InstanceEndRepeatEntry --><!-- InstanceEndRepeat -->
My First Texas Home Assisted Funds Available
Amt. of Assistance
<!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="Program" --> My First Texas Home - Program 79 -
Statewide Assisted
- Commitment Lot #2<!-- InstanceEndEditable -->
<!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="Remaining" --> $24,293,246<!-- InstanceEndEditable --> <!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="Rate" --> 3.25% / 3.434% <!-- InstanceEndEditable --> <!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="AMFI" --> Up to 115/140% <!-- InstanceEndEditable --> <!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="AssistAmount" --> 5% of loan amount
2nd Lien <!-- InstanceEndEditable -->
MCC Funds Available
Credit %
Program End Date
<!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="ProgramMCC" --> Texas Mortgage Credit Certificate Program
Non Targeted/Targeted
<!-- InstanceEndEditable -->
<!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="RemainingMCC" --> $20,000,000<!-- InstanceEndEditable --> <!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="RateMCC" --> 35%<!-- InstanceEndEditable --> <!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="AMFIMCC" --> Up to 115%/140%<!-- InstanceEndEditable --> <!-- InstanceBeginEditable name="EndDateMCC" --> 12/31/14<!-- InstanceEndEditable -->

Rates subject to change.

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TDHCA Texas Mortgage Credit Certificate Program

To see complete description of these programs, requirements, eligibilities, rules and regulations, please visit http://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/homeownership/fthb/index.htm

To see more of other financing programs, please visit www.TexasFiveStarRealty.com/Types_of_Loans.asp


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