Habitat for Humanity International Inc.

  • Calendar

    October 24, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 12, 2013

    A New Map of Blight in Dallas Highlights the Depth of City's North-South Divide

    Every so often, Dwaine Caraway or another southern Dallas City Council member will put on a hard hat, head to an old drug house and glad-hand the media while the National Guard demolishes the building. As pure spectacle, it's quite satisfying. It's a tangible gesture that showcases the city's commit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    The Residents of a Commerce Street Trailer Park Are Getting Booted, But They Won't Go Quietly

    The residents of the Dallas West Mobile Home Park on Commerce Street probably should have seen the writing on the wall almost a decade ago, when the Dallas City Council rezoned the property and turned their trailers and RVs into "non-conforming uses." If not then, when the Oak Cliff hipsters began f ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 13, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Habitat for Humanity Now Owns Four Drug Houses Once Run by the West Side Gator Boyz

    Tyrone and Patrick Weatherall had a number of bad habits. Besides the obvious one, their fondness for selling crack, the brothers had lavish, attention-getting taste, which is probably ill-advised when you're in the drug-selling business. According to street lore, when the Weatheralls first united s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Eddie Bernice Johnson Blasts the Morning News for "Slanted and Biased Coverage"

    It's been nearly four years since developer Yigal Lelah unveiled his vision for Veterans Place, a sprawling mixed-use development he hopes to build on Lancaster Road, directly across from the VA Medical Center. The development, as the name implies, is focused on returned military personnel and thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Rahr Celebrates Snowmaggedon, DEBC Offers Its Cherry in Bottles and More Valentine Beer Drinking

    ​Giving your sweetheart a box of assorted chocolates for Valentine's Day is a great way to say "I really don't know all that much about you." A fine beer, on the other hand, is a bold move all but guaranteed to impress. And if it's not appreciated? Well, better to have learned that he or she isn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Once Again, Dallas Habitat for Humanity to Raze a Crime-Ridden Fair Park "Hidey-Hole"

    ​This is Ollie's Place at 4909 S. Pacific Avenue, in the shadow of Fair Park. Till very recently the building, constructed in 1965, was owned by Martin Needom Jr., who lives not far away. It was once a neighborhood convenience store in an area zoned residential -- not uncommon in that part of tow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Habitat's $100 Million "Dream Dallas" Initiative Will Uplift Neighborhoods, Not Just Houses

    Photos by Leslie MinoraMayor Rawlings calls the $100 million Habitat investment "big news" for Dallas.​Dallas Habitat for Humanity, which already claims to be the biggest single-family home builder in the city, will knock down and build more than 500 more homes in a $100 million blitz on the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Poof! A Rundown South Dallas Building Crumbles, Making Way For a Habitat Home.

    Photos by Leslie MinoraThe "after" shot, as the former Pete's Sandwich Shop on Baldwin near Fair Park bit the dust. Jump for the "just-before."​As a bulldozer chipped away at the sides of a hideously blighted cinder-block building in South Dallas this morning -- forward, reverse, forward, reverse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Dallas Habitat for Humanity to Summon the 'Dozers Tomorrow in Effort to "Fight the Blight"

    Never did understand the Chicago Bulls logos painted on the side of this South Dallas bar.​Years ago, when writing about efforts to revitalize a neighborhood near Fair Park, I came across the building you see above: the former Pete's Sandwich Shop at 4702 Baldwin, sandwiched between Starplex and J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    City Officials Celebrate As Bexar Street Revitalization Project Begins to Take Shape

    Photos by Patrick MichelsDallas Neighborhood Development Manager Cobbie Ransom outlines the progress so far along Bexar Street.Under a tent along Bexar Street in South Dallas this morning, city officials treated a crowd of more than 100 to an enthusiastic display of back-slapping and upbeat progress ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    What Did the President Say at Russell and Dorothy Budd's House Last Night?

    Courtesy Kim Seale, Southwest AirlinesAir Force One leaving Love Field yesterday evening​Let's go to the lengthy transcript, which the White House just posted from last night's big-ticket fund-raiser at the Highland Park home of the attorney and his wife, a former president of Dallas Area Habitat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Fine, Just Don't Go Planning Any Victory Parades Just Yet, OK, Mister Mayor?

    Patrick Michels​Chris Heinbaugh, Mayor Tom Leppert's chief of staff, sends word this morning that Leppert and Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter (awesome) have made a bet on Saturday night's Cowboys-Eagles game. But, blessedly, they've dispensed with the wackiness (no jerseys worn to council mee ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 26, 2009
  • Calendar

    September 24, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Turns Out Jury in City Hall Corruption Trial Isn't the Only Ones Learning About CHDOs

    It's good to know CHDOs are doing some good 'cause the City Hall corruption trial is teaching us that they're naughty.Among the dozens of acronyms we've grown accustomed to hearing throughout the City Hall corruption trial is CHDO -- Community Housing Development Organization -- which is why yester ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    For a Second Year, the Sue Pope Fund Will Dole Out Grants to Folks Who Can Clear the Air

    Katy HubenerIn a small, bright room at the Center for Community Cooperation this morning, Katy Hubener, the grant coordinator for the Sue Pope Fund, officially announced $1 million available in funding for new clean air projects in North Texas. The fund was established in 2005 in honor of Sue Pope, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    In West Dallas, Bulldozers Clear the Way for New Homes and New Residents

    Alexa SchirtzingerClaudia Hernández didn't know the house across the street from her home would become bulldozer fodder until a few minutes before it happened Saturday afternoon."We saw people looking at the property [over the past few weeks]," Hernández said. "But we had no idea they'd do this!"N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2009

    Tonight at NX35: The Out-of-Towners Come Into Play.

    Aubrey Edwards Moth FightWell, for all the folks who were complaining that NX35 featured too many local acts, you can't really complain about tonight. There's Monotonix (Tel Aviv, Israel), Casiotone for the Painfully Alone (Chicago), Beep Beep (Omaha), Sybris (Chicago), Black Gold (Brooklyn) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    In West Dallas, Finding MMDs

    On Wednesday, as you're no doubt aware by now, the Dallas City Council voted to create three municipal management districts, or MMDs. They're the first in Dallas, though Houston is often invoked as proof that MMDs do wonders for development. Which is no surprise, as they're made for development -- o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    In West Dallas, Habitat for Humanity is Cranking and "Crunkin'" It Out

    Patrick Michels Tammy Blackmon in front of her new home. Earlier this week, we told you about Habitat for Humanity's latest build project in West Dallas off Westmoreland Road. And, already, nine new homes are a couple days away from being ready for move-in. Unfair Park stopped by yesterday and fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008

    Homes for the Holiday

    By week's end, there should be nine new houses in Greenleaf Village II, near the original 5-year-old West Dallas development at Hampton Road and I-30. As we noted back in July, this is the week Whirlpool Corporation and Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity -- and folks who've come to Dallas from all ove ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 13, 2008

    Human Touch

    Habitat for Humanity builds in Dallas

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 2, 2008

    Because There's Nothing Like White Boys Singing About Jesus...

    This Sunday, Center will host something called the Music Builds Tour, which aims to benefit local affiliates of Habitat for Humanity. Now, that’s a worthy cause and all, helping low income folks build their own homes, but one has to ask if it is worth suffering through acts as bla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2008

    Tom Petty Won't Back Down (Uh, Zing? Anyone?) From Helping Flood Victims

    'Cause Tom Petty's a good boy, loves his mama, loves Jesus, and America, too, he and the rest o' the Heartbreakers are launching a ticket auction for the front row seats at shows in their upcoming tour (which includes a stop at Center on August 27). And the proceeds are going to Habit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2008

    Interested in Building Nine Homes in West Dallas in Seven Days?

    Never too early to make plans for November, especially since you need to act between July 2-11 in order to make the date. That's when Whirlpool Corporation's accepting applications for its Building Blocks Annual Community Build, during which Whirlpool and Habitat for Humanity will marshal their forc ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 21, 2007
  • Blogs

    May 30, 2007

    Breaking Wind

    I know right now it looks like you'd be better off investing in earth-friendly rain gear or perhaps an eco-kind Bible made from recycled paper so that you may be as green as possible in the swiftly moving apocalypse that is advancing upon us from the heavens. But someday it's going to be really effi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2007

    Whirlpool's Going to Clean Up Frazier Courts

    A couple of years back, home appliance maker Whirlpool started working with Habitat for Humanity, promising by 2011 to put either money or, say, a washing machine in every house HfH built -- around the world, no kiddin'. Till then it's sponsoring, through a project called Building Blocks, Habitat co ... More >>

  • News

    February 1, 2007

    Frozen Assets

    Once the darlings of Dallas, the Stars and their sport are mired in obscurity

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2006

    Journalists and Lawyers Suck Face

    Ya know, that John Edwards sure can give a speech, but only if it's about John Edwards. Democrat vibes permeated the annual Stephen Philbin Awards, held at the Dallas Bar Association for the 23rd year at 11:15 a.m. Couldn't help but be, with several dozen new judges, fresh from the all-but-sweep of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2006

    Re: Fat Ain't Phat

    A guy who thinks we're ridiculous is somewhere in this picture. Jake Palenske runs NCompass Media, LLC out of Sachse; it's a "multimedia production company [specializing] in rich-media projects for delivery on CD or DVD, DVD interface design," and if you don't know what that means, I can't help ya. ... More >>

  • News

    August 17, 2006

    Change Is Gonna Come

    With some help from his friends, Don Williams intends to save South Dallas one block at a time

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2006

    Be Their Guests

    If you're staying at one of the six area Candlewood Suites extended-stay hotels in coming weeks and find yourself with time on your hands, here's an intriguing option that doesn't include asking for the nearest mall, restaurant or movie theater. Starting last weekend, some 100 Candlewood Suites empl ... More >>

  • News

    July 20, 2006

    The Allure of Azure

    Harwood builds a fancy condo tower without a nickel in handouts from City Hall

  • News

    June 29, 2006

    Eye of the Beholder

    Need proof that beauty's only skin-deep? Visit The Beautiful Room.

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2006

    Axe, and Ye Shall Receive

    I can't say I told you so, because I wasn't the one who said it. It was my friend, Village Voice Media video game columnist Luke O'Brien, who told me Eva Alejandro-Pena would soon be chopping down her tree and putting it on eBay. "Give it a week," he said. Turns out O'Brien, who happens to be Cathol ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 13, 2005
  • Music

    September 22, 2005

    Odds & Ends

    Who says you need to go to Austin this weekend for a good concert or four?

  • Calendar

    August 4, 2005
  • Music

    December 16, 2004

    Odds & Ends

    Grammy noms, Denton cares and Deedle's last dance

  • News

    October 16, 2003

    ICE, ICE Babies

    SMU kids learn about life outside The Bubble

  • Dining

    October 3, 2002

    Election Results

    What's up with these members-only clubs?

  • News

    March 28, 2002

    Lost Houses

    By my count, somebody may be shorting Judge Buchmeyer 110 low-income houses in West Dallas

  • News

    April 22, 1999

    Taking It to the Street

    Want to get elected to city council in southern Dallas? Forget the race card and patch that pothole.

  • News

    August 27, 1998
  • Music

    April 18, 1996

    Winners take mall

    When the readers voted the rock, the Old 97's came away 'big' winners

  • News

    November 23, 1995
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