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Aug 9, 2018 • Jacqueline Jones

BCL is so proud to announce that Jackie Jones, our Director of Mortgage Lending, was named one of Mortgage Professional America’s Elite Women of 2018! MPA’s annual list features top women in the mortgage industry who are expertly leading and shaping a more diverse industry.

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Feb 13, 2018 • Brian K. Marshall

While we celebrate the growth of small businesses ownership in the U.S, sadly the African American small business footprint has grown only to 14% of the 28 million small businesses in the nation. Most of this minority group is woefully underserved regarding growth capital and capacity building support.

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Feb 12, 2018 • Merecia Smith

In October of 2009, my husband and I became first time homeowners. It was a huge accomplishment for us, and it gave us an opportunity to raise a family in our own home. Our first son was 8 months old when we became homeowners, and in 2014, we brought our second son home.

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Jan 26, 2018 • Lindsay Ignatowski

Port Arthur, Texas, a community of about 50,000 just east of Houston, feels at first glance like a city defined by a crisis that won’t let up.

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Jan 22, 2018 • Lindsay Ignatowski

A national poll from NeighborWorks America found nearly half of the taxpayers across the country expect to use their 2017 tax refund to strengthen their financial situation by either paying off debt or saving for the future. Financial capability counselors from BCL of Texas are ready to help you make the best decision possible when it comes to completing tax forms, saving and managing debt.

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Nov 27, 2017 • Brian K. Marshall

If you want to start a business, you’ve probably thought of using your savings, asking friends and family for help, putting expenses on your credit card, and applying for a traditional bank loan. The first two options work well, provided you’ve got a little socked away and your nearest and dearest believe in your dreams as much as you do. The third could put your personal credit in serious jeopardy, not to mention racking up some crazy interest charges. The fourth, traditional bank loans, aren’t always easy to come by when you’re an entrepreneur (perhaps surprisingly). That’s where microloans come into the picture.

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Nov 16, 2017 • Lindsay Ignatowski

It’s 10am in the office on a Wednesday and we’re comparing outfits to see who dressed best for the cold weather, and looking for reusable silverware and refillable water bottles for our eco-party. Later in the day, we all take a walk together, open the curtains to let in sunlight to warm the building, and compost our leftovers.

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Oct 13, 2017 • Rosa Rios Valdez

In all the headlines about destruction and rebuilding in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, one narrative is consistently missing: the small Texas towns outside of the Houston area that are dealing with the same devastating impacts, but with less infrastructure, less national attention, and less support.

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Sep 14, 2017 • Brian K. Marshall

BCL spent a full and productive day with community leaders discussing the future of Austin’s economic development policy this month. We expect to have some great information for our clients coming soon. And BCL of Texas Director of Entrepreneurship Brian K. Marshall was honored to participate in these key stakeholder discussions!

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Aug 28, 2017 • Lindsay Ignatowski

BCL of Texas stands in solidarity with our neighbors across Texas who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. We stand ready to help, and to connect you to the resources you need to put your life and business back together.

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Aug 25, 2017 • Valerie Lugo

Back to school season is upon us once again, and a parent’s job is never done. We hold many jobs, including being our children’s lifelong teachers. We don’t have all the answers and once in a while we need inspiration to be creative in our own household solutions.

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Jul 21, 2017 • David Dinoff

BCL of Texas and its homebuilding subsidiary Texas Community Builders are committed to providing housing solutions with quality, attractive homes at a price tag that’s within reach for working families, veterans, first responders, educators, and more.

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Jun 19, 2017 • BCL of Texas

June is National HomeOwnership month, and the homebuying season is in full swing. Below are four tips to help you prepare to take the first step.

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May 16, 2017 • Lindsay Ignatowski

BCL celebrated 27 years of serving Texas communities with a public mural unveiling party this Cinco de Mayo at our Austin headquarters on South Congress Avenue.

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May 3, 2017 • Rosa Rios Valdez

Formed during an economic recession by rural Texas volunteers, CEN-TEX Certified Development Corporation (which would later be called BCL of Texas) has been bold and deliberate in its mission to build strong communities. As one of the co-founders, I have seen the growth and transformation since day one.

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Apr 19, 2017 • Lindsay Ignatowski

With 27 years of experience, BCL is committed to building strong communities across the state of Texas. Our toolbox consists of customized lending, small business, and homeownership solutions to promote economic vitality.

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Mar 23, 2017 • Lindsay Ignatowski

You may have noticed that things look a little different around here lately. BCL is greeting 2017 with a facelift to both our website and our Austin main office.

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Mar 21, 2017 • BCL of Texas

Do you have a passion to fix an existing problem? Maybe it’s an environmental, health services, or education-related issue. Either way, starting a nonprofit organization could be the best solution.

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Mar 15, 2017 • BCL of Texas

Are you a 710 or a 540? Your credit score has a crucial impact on your ability to be approved for loans and the interest rate you’re eligible for.

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Where to Find Us
AUSTIN 2212 S. Congress Avenue Austin, TX 78704 P: 512.912.9884 F: 512.610.2568 NMLS #1114924
DALLAS 1322 Record Crossing Dallas, TX 75235 P: 214.688.7456 F: 214.688.7465 NMLS #1114924