DALLAS, Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dallas dignitaries, the Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, employees of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas), and volunteers will join Gloria Gonzales and her family to celebrate the completion of a Habitat for Humanity home at 4607 Cherbourg Street in the historic Joppa neighborhood of Dallas. Ms. Gonzales and her family will be presented with the symbolic keys to her home in a dedication ceremony at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 9, 2016. The media is encouraged to attend.
"On behalf of FHLB Dallas, I am both proud and humbled to have been a part of this experience," said FHLB Dallas President and CEO Sanjay Bhasin. "The hands-on participation in the building of Ms. Gonzales' new home allowed us to play a new role in helping make affordable housing a reality for the Gonzales family."
The Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity has plans to build 27 homes in the Joppa neighborhood, which is located near the Trinity River in southeast Dallas. Joppa (pronounced "Joppee") traces its roots to 1872 when it was established as a Freedman's town, whose residents were freed slaves from a nearby plantation. Now it is recognized by Texas Historical Commission and is one of three remaining Freedman's communities in Texas.
11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 9, 2016
Zach Wooldridge, Board Member, Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity
Bill Hall, CEO, Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity
Beverly Stibbens, Director of Community Engagement, Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity
James McClinton, Housing Navigator, Metrocare Services – part of Dallas County's Aging and Disability Resource Center
Sanjay Bhasin, President and CEO, FHLB Dallas
Bre Chapman, EVP & Chief Administrative Officer, FHLB Dallas
4607 Cherbourg Street
Dallas, Texas 75216
Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas
SOURCE Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas