25+ years serving the South Dallas/Fair Park neighborhood!
A Spring Closing - Last House in Development Sold

We are very excited to share that we sold our last house in the Fair Park Estates development last month! Thanks to the staff, board, City of Dallas, lenders and to those that laid the groundwork to kick start this project. 

Half of the homeowners were graduates of our rent-to-own program. What a feeling of accomplishment to see a project end with success at helping 30 families become homeowners. 

Last House Sold
Filling in the Neighborhood

We are continuing to add to our Fair Park Estates neighborhood. The townhomes are coming along. We anticipate the homes to be completed by June. Thanks to Capital One and the City of Dallas for financing these town homes.

We've already prepped the lot for the two additional single family houses. Inwood Bank and the City of Dallas are funding these two homes to come.
Looking Good Seniors!

We make it a priority to get our seniors out of their apartments on an outing every month or so. They enjoy these outings so very much. The only way we are able to provide these opportunities is through donations. We hope that our efforts assist the seniors in  "aging in place" for as long as possible. See below on how to donate.

Babe's Chicken
Arlington, TX

As always, thanks to our Board of Directors who donate their time and other resources! To learn more about SouthFair's board please visit our website.

Marian Williams, Chair            Harry Robinson, Jr., 1st Vice Chair
Roy Andy, 2nd Vice Chair        Zaincorie Taylor-Smith, Treasurer
Lakisha Stark, Secretary        

Azu Agada | Troy Alley III | Jamey Kirby | Michael Krywucki | Marilynn Mayse | Derrick Nutall | Ruth O'Quinn Eric Stark

Advisory Board: Hoshi Brooks | Lasharla Richardson
Volunteers Galore!

SouthFair owns a number of lots. Not only does that correlate with development potential but it also equates to a lot of trash from littering, illegal dumping and just Mother Nature blowing debris around. Woodforest Bank employees volunteered to pick up trash from our lots. It was roughly 25 bags of trash and a couple tires. Thanks to all that gave their time, sweat and energy!!

Donate $25 or more for 25+ Years

Even though our 25th birthday was last year you can still donate. With your help we can continue to do what we do best, revitalize the neighborhood in which we serve by:
  • building very much needed developments such as affordable housing,
  • providing homebuyer counseling that helps families improve not only their credit but their sense of financial responsibility,
  • improving the quality of life for our seniors, and
  • allowing for our small staff to stay afloat to address the concerns of the community.
Please feel free to drop by our office to provide a donation ,use the pledge form to mail in a donation or donate online. All donors will receive a receipt and a letter of acknowledgment.
"Businesses, like babies and books, need nurturing, time, energy, love, planning and, yes, money to develop, grow and prosper."  
- Rachael Bermingham

Community Member Spotlight: Lionell Jackson 

Mr. Jackson is Fair Park Estates Neighborhood Association's new Vice President. He purchased his home from SouthFair a few years ago and is now giving his time to help his neighbors and neighborhood. Here is a little more about Mr. Jackson.
Where born: City, State-
Dallas, TX 

Favorite restaurant, dish, or pig-out food -
Texas de Brazil (restaurant), Chicken spaghetti (dish),  Rotel or Shells n cheese (pig out food)

Family -
Single, Eldest of 3, with 1 son

Famous person you would most like to meet-
Oprah Winfrey

Words that describe  you best -
Extrovert, Direct, Witty

In  your spare time you . . . -
Travel, read, family, friends, mentor my son

If you've  learned one thing in life, it is . . . -
To live life like it's Golden!!!

What are your  hopes/desires for  SouthFair  and the South Dallas community?
To continue to build South Dallas to it's full potential because it truly is a "Secret Treasure" known as Sunny South Dallas!!

SouthFair CDC| info@southfaircdc.org| 214.421.1363| www.soutfaircdc.org

Annie Evans~Executive Director | Ester Perry~Executive Assistant | Lois Lilly~Housing Assistant | Mary Ann Cuellar~Housing Counselor Kiyana Duplantier~Community Development Intern | Alfred "Dale" Glaspie~Maintenance Technician
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