Habitat for Humanity Takes Possession of Lots That May Allow Some in West Dallas to Remain There

Habitat for Humanity says it will build 46 new homes within the next 2 to 5 years in South and West Dallas neighborhoods with land purchased from a landlord who is shutting down his low-income rentals there, the nonprofit announced Wednesday. The lots were owned by HMK Ltd., the landlord that sought the eviction of several hundred tenants from low-rent homes after HMK co-owner Khraish Khraish announced that his company couldn't bring the properties up to more stringent city codes.Some of the lots are already vacant, and some have aging homes on them that will be replaced with new construction. The deal has been in the works for more than a year, and the second transaction between Habitat for Humanity and HMK was set to close Wednesday, Khraish said at a news conference.Habitat for Humanity CEO Bill Hall said the lots will help his nonprofit bolster home ownership in the area, strengthening neighborhoods.  Continue reading...

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