Ms. Goins was approached and asked if she’d like free renovations done to the exterior of her home. She thought it was a joke. But it proved to be no joke at all. Once SouthFair became a partner in the project, flyers went out to South Dallas neighborhoods. That's where Ms. Goins read about the opportunity and initially brushed it off. But a follow up, explaining what Curb Appeal does, began Continue Reading about A Partnership Brought to Life
On October 22, 2022, SouthFair hosted our second annual Fair Park Estates Front Yard Competition. A completely free to join the fall-themed competition, yards were judged on three categories: Beautification — the yard should have general curb appeal and should improve the look of the home and overall neighborhood.Overall maintenance — maintained grass, trimmed hedges, well-tended plantings, Continue Reading about 2022 Fair Park Estates Front Yard Competition
In 2017, Ke'Andre Nash became SouthFair's youngest homebuyer, at 20 years old Becoming a homeowner seems like a daunting task for many, which is why SouthFair has implemented programs and workshops, as well as employed counselors to help lower and middle-income individuals and families obtain affordable housing. For the last 30 years, SouthFair has helped close to 1500 individuals and clocked Continue Reading about A Young Homeowner with Big Dreams
Kiara Kabbara has lived a full life ever since she stepped through SouthFair's doors It has only been six years since then-intern, Kiara Kabbara was working in SouthFair’s office. Since then, she has worked on a local campaign, won student body president three times, and recently graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. Kiara may be young, but her passion and aspiration to support her Continue Reading about From Intern to Rising Leader
SouthFair's community of homeowners features many great women who are making history March is all about "commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history," for National Women's History Month, according to https://womenshistorymonth.gov/. In South Dallas, it seems as though we have local history-makers. Business owners, community Continue Reading about Women’s History Month
Becoming a homeowner has many benefits - private space, malleability, and no more renting! And while we understand that the buying process isn't necessarily the easiest, SouthFair has homeowner counselors who will walk you through the process for free! Similarly, you can even start by viewing our online informational videos. Our Homeowner Informational Sessions are catered to help those Continue Reading about Future Homeowner: Happiness is Homemade
When it comes to acknowledging the historical figures walking among us, we oftentimes play a waiting game while only nodding our head toward the change-making actors, in hopes that the future will regard them with similar, or even more, respect. After all, history considers the past. The thing is, by playing the waiting game, we miss out on the opportunity to give folks their flowers while they Continue Reading about Another Historical Moment for Dr. Harry Robinson, Jr.
From engaging community members to hit-the-ground-running staff to innovative board members, we’ve had the pleasure of shining spotlights on individuals who’ve made an impact on SouthFair. With a mission is to provide sustainable (affordable) housing for low and moderate-income families and individuals, it is important that the community of South Dallas know those who help keep our wheels Continue Reading about 2021: All the Spotlights