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City of Carrollton Partnering with Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity
Posted Date: 12/5/2013 7:30 PM

City of Carrollton Partnering with Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity

Carrollton, TX – The City of Carrollton’s Environmental Services Community Development Department is proud to announce a new partnership with Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity. On Saturday, December 14, the City of Carrollton will work in conjunction with Dallas Habitat’s A Brush with Kindness Program to provide home repair to 2418 Briarwood Lane, located in Rhoton Park Neighborhood.

Homeowner Lettie Gonzales, who lives at the residence with her two children, received a code violation as part of a 2013 code enforcement sweep of the N.O.T.I.C.E. (Neighborhood-Oriented Targeted Infrastructure and Code Enforcement) neighborhoods program, a program that represents a targeted infrastructure reinvestment and neighborhood integrity in an effort to sustain older neighborhoods in the City. After consulting with the City of Carrollton, she applied for the City’s Minor Home Repair Program and qualified for $5,000 in exterior home repairs. Repairs are to include siding replacement, soffit replacement, and painting.

A Brush with Kindness is Dallas Area Habitat’s home repair program that provides exterior repairs for existing homeowners who are low-income and reside in neighborhoods where Dallas Habitat is building new homes. The program provides a way for existing homeowners to participate in the transformation of their neighborhood.

“We thank the City of Carrollton for the special assistance program they provide for homeowners like Lettie Gonzales,” said Bill Hall, CEO of Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity. “While Habitat is known for constructing homes for deserving low-income homeowners, we are also pleased to be able to help homeowners in our communities make the necessary repairs to remain safely in their existing homes for as long as possible. Carrollton’s Minor Home Repair Program provided the financial resources for us to assist in doing just that through our repair program A Brush with Kindness.”

In addition to City volunteers, St. Andrews Christian Church (3945 N Josey Lane) will act as the volunteer group for this project. The City of Carrollton is looking for businesses, church groups, and individuals who would like to help grow this momentum and partner with the City to help with painting and construction for more volunteer home repair projects. For more information, contact Tanya Ferencak, Sr. Community Development Specialist, at 972-466-5742. 

Click here to view the "Brush with Kindness" video.

About City of Carrollton Minor Home Repairs: The City of Carrollton’s Minor Home Repair Program is funded by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. This program is designed to improve the sustainability of Carrollton and make the homes of those needing assistance safer and healthier. The Minor Exterior Home Repair Program is to provide assistance to low-to-moderate income homeowners to make essential repairs when owner-occupant lacks sufficient resources of their own. Through this program the homeowner can get assistance with repairs that can be completed for $5,000 or less. For more information, visit www.cityofcarrollton.com/comdevelopment.

About Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Dallas Habitat believes that hard working individuals and families be provided the opportunity to live in thriving neighborhoods where hopes and dreams are realized for generations to come because poverty housing is socially, politically, and spiritually unacceptable. Since 1986, Dallas Habitat has served over 1,200 low-income families using affordable homeownership as an anchor for hope, change, and stabilization resulting in an investment of approximately $139 million in more than 25 neighborhoods for families that pay over $1.7 million annually in property taxes in Dallas County. Dallas Area Habitat is the largest builder of single-family homes in the City of Dallas. For more information, visit www.dallas-habitat.org.



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