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Volume 10, Issue 1, 2010   Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

The Texas Housing Market and Foreclosure Resources

This issue of e-Perspectives presents information on the Texas housing market and foreclosure resources. It also features an interview with Otis Thornton, Homelessness Program Director at the city of Fort Worth.

The Texas Housing Market
In a recent Southwest Economy, Dallas Fed economists D'Ann Petersen and Laila Assanie examine the Texas housing market. Another article, by the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, provides an in-depth analysis of Texas' housing affordability and how it differs across the state's metropolitan areas. Read more »

Foreclosure Resources
Despite some of the positive news in housing markets, the rate of mortgage foreclosures and delinquencies in Texas is on a sharp incline. This issue of e-Perspectives provides a list of foreclosure resources. Read More »

Notes from the Field: Interview with City of Fort Worth's Homelessness Program Director
In March the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas interviewed Otis Thornton, Homelessness Program Director at the City of Fort Worth, to discuss the fundamentals of homelessness and efforts to combat it. Read More »


News & Events

  • The IRS will conduct Open House events nationwide on Saturday, March 27, 2010, to provide help to low-income taxpayers and those struggling financially. Several recent tax law changes and tax credits can help those who may have lost jobs and/or those who are struggling to make ends meet. View list of locationsoff-site
  • The IRS has produced a brochure entitled "Tax Relief for Struggling Homeowners," which provides an overview of the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 and frequently asked questions. View or print a copy in English or Spanishoff-site
  • The El Paso Don't Borrow Trouble Campaign is planning a foreclosure prevention workshop for Saturday, April 24, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For details, contact Adrian Duran at the El Paso Housing Finance Corporation at 915-541-4476 or duranax@elpasotexas.gov e-mail.
  • The DFW HOPE partnership will host a foreclosure prevention workshop on April 24, 2010, at the Arlington Board of Realtors. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information, call the Tarrant County Housing Partnership at 817-924-5091 or see all Texas workshops listed by metro area on the Texas Foreclosure Prevention Task Force websiteoff-site.


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