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Housing Education and Repair
Housing repair assistance is available to qualified homeowners whose homes present a health and safety hazard. Repairs are limited to painting, structural, and electrical work on areas that need urgent attention.
At this time, the program is only open to eligible senior citizens that are active members of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship and participating in the Silver Stars ministry. Applicants must apply by submitting an application to the Director of Family Services.
Applications can be obtained through the Silver Stars Ministry in the Fellowship Center at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship. Applicants must include all required documents with the application. PLEASE NOTE: If documents are not submitted with the application, the application will not be reviewed. Required documentation includes:
- Copy of Proof of homeownership
- Copy of valid state ID
- Completed and Signed Application
- Signed Release of Liability
- Signed Consent to receive service by unlicensed persons
- Signed Acknowledgement of gift of service
- Copy of Proof of low income or disability
- Current W2
- SSDI award letter
- Food Stamp award letter
The Housing Education program equips individuals with information on home ownership, home repair, credit improvement, and foreclosure prevention. Education workshops, called Saturday Boot Camps, are held on the last Saturday of each month and taught by qualified instructors with backgrounds in real estate, home mortgages, and home improvement. The classes are specifically tailored to the following individuals:
- Those with physical disabilities;
- Senior citizens with limited income;
- Limited-income families with children;
- Members of OCBF;
- Persons living in the 75232 zip code; and
- Families from TTA’s participating schools.
Education Workshops Descriptions
Home Buying 101 - Habitat for Humanity has a program that repairs and turns foreclosed or abandoned properties into affordable housing for the purpose of improving the quality of life for families and create thriving communities that are safe and inviting places in which to live. You may pre-qualify for a new or foreclosed home through Habitat for Humanity with zero closing cost and zero down payments.
Credit Repair - These workshops are for persons interested in learning how to improve their credit score, remove negative items from their credit report, and learn the overall workings of the credit rating system.
Housing Preservation Workshop - The Housing Preservation workshop is for persons in danger of losing their homes. During this event, interested persons will be able to speak with their lender in person, discuss their current concerns about their home and collaboratively develop a new payment system (if available) so that they may be able to save their home.
Classes are held on the last Saturday of each month. The classes are free and no registration is required.