SouthFair Community Development Corporation was established October 1, 1991 by Linda (Walker) Bender. Linda had the foresight and vision to create a nonprofit that would become the backbone of people first housing and economic development for low to moderate families in the South Dallas/Fair Park area, in particular the Jeffries-Meyers neighborhood.
With close to thirty years of experience, SouthFair has served thousands of clients, including residents of its primary target area of South Dallas and qualified low to moderate-income clients from a few other neighborhoods in the City of Dallas.
SouthFair’s Development at a Glance:
$20,590,000 dollars of new and rehabbed multifamily totaling 382 units
$13,535,000 dollars of new single family construction 58 units
$ 1,200,000 dollars of new commercial development, a 6,000 sf medical building
$33,525,000 TOTAL dollars invested serving low to moderate communities since 1991
Housing Counseling Services at a Glance:
Since 2011 SouthFair has served over 1400 individuals and families by providing free homebuyer counseling.
All housing counseling services including pre and post purchase workshops and individual counseling sessions are free
SouthFair offers a myriad of free counseling and workshops that aim to help each individual make the best housing decision for them. We provide pre and post-purchase homebuyer education, which includes one-on-one counseling, credit education, and monthly follow-up to ensure they are moving in the right direction. We also counsel/coach clients to prepare them for homeownership to know what it means to be a homeowner, meet lender requirements, and understand down payment assistance programs that are available. SouthFair also provides monthly outintgs and information sessions for our seniors to encourage and support them aging in place for as long as possible.
SouthFair continues to do the work in the community that Linda was so passionate about. The Board of Directors and Staff aim to keep doing the work for many years to come.
With your help, we want to celebrate our 30 years of service by raising $30,000! We appreciate your consideration.