At Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, we see a Dallas where every neighborhood is proud and we are proud of every neighborhood. To move us closer to this vision, we need to understand how homeownership fits into the picture of the Dallas we want to build.
With a missing middle class and declining rates of homeownership, revitalizing our neighborhoods and increasing access to homeownership is more important than ever in bringing back lost purchasing power, tax base, and associated neighborhood stability.
More than a roof, homeownership is a catalyst for transforming our communities, building financial stability for generations, and priming the neighborhood for economic development. As part of our expanded mission of serving the many— building homeowner equity and asset wealth, addressing the affordable housing gap, strengthening neighborhoods and improving health and education for children and families—Dallas Habitat is working collaboratively on a vision for new policies and products that will create a better value proposition for builders and potential buyers.
Stories From Our Homeowners
“My daughter is the reason that I wanted to become a homeowner. I wanted to do it earlier, but I wasn’t earning enough money. Now I have a better and more stable income and have a true need since I would like to raise my daughter in a safe, secure and stable environment,” says Mr. Rios. The best part about going through the Habitat process? “All the good news regarding my pre-approval and house selection! It has been so fast! I thought it would take a long time, but it hasn’t at all.”