This year marks a very special year for SouthFair CDC. We turn 30 years old and are kissing our 20's goodbye! Even though the pandemic limits the rules of celebration we can still acknowledge the many years of hard work and dedication from SouthFair. A little history and then some... SouthFair Community Development Corporation was established October 1, 1991 by Linda (Walker) Bender. Continue Reading about 30 Years of SouthFair
Back to South Dallas Before SouthFair made its impact on Fair Park, several residents of South Dallas sought elsewhere to build their lives. Two of those people were husband and wife, David Kinney and Linda Stevenson. In 1980, Kinney left the area. By 2012, he was back. Reflecting on what brought him back, Mr. Kinney said that when he first saw a SouthFair-built home, he was intrigued Continue Reading about Nine Years in Fair Park
Erica Parker Born in South Dallas, Erica Parker refers to her hometown as her village. In 2012, Parker’s mom settled in a home in South Dallas. Soon after, her best friend followed suit and purchased a home in South Dallas -- through SouthFair's Homeownership Program. But it doesn't end there, because her best friend's mom also landed on a SouthFair-built home! And now, Erica Parker is Continue Reading about Celebrating a New Homeowner
In 2008, Shanay Wise started Catering Done Wisely to pay homage to her grandmother. She wanted to use the catering business to give young people an opportunity to learn a trade. Twelve years later, the Dallas homeowner and her 9-year-old partner, Dallas - who is also her son - have a lot more to add to their already impressive resumes. Wise knew that she wanted to live in Dallas’s rich culture. Continue Reading about Homeowner Spotlight: Shanay Wise
Since 1991, SouthFair’s mission has been to provide sustainable housing for low and moderate income families through multifamily, single family, economic development and connectivity of social services. FREE Homebuyer Counseling Services SouthFair has continued to help potential homeowners become “mortgage ready,” even during the pandemic. The pandemic hasn't stopped us from continuing to Continue Reading about Creating Pathways to Home-ownership
SouthFair fosters the development of sustainable housing and connectivity to various programs as it relates to the physical, emotional and social wellbeing of our residents. That entails our alignment with the vision of the South Dallas community. We put out a community survey in order to gauge what the community would like to see concerning future development. We received over 120 Continue Reading about Community Development Survey Results
AYA Village is SouthFair's low income senior apartment community. We love taking care of our seniors. Some residents have lived in AYA since inception, 2004. In 2020, one of our long time residents, Mr. Jackson, celebrated a special birthday when he turned 100! Wow, if we all could be so blessed! What an interesting and amazing life he has lived. Here is a littlie more on Mr. Jackson. He Continue Reading about Leonard Jackson Celebrated 100 Years of Life!
It’s officially the end of summer 19’ and my junior year of high school is waiting around the corner for me. This Summer I have faced off with several different challenges as I have been learning what it means to truly be an adult, I must say it is very stressful. I have been juggling two morning colleges at Richland Dallas Community College District, my extraordinary internship at SouthFair Continue Reading about Diamond Wafer’s Summer Internship 2019