Affordable housing – Affordable Urban Townhomes – LaEstrella Casa Urbano Económico in North Oak Cliff Mon, 12 Feb 2018 19:55:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 LaEstrella Occupancy Begins in Oak Cliff! Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:58:08 +0000 LaEstrella, Oak Cliff’s new affordable urban townhome address, is reaching completion and now seeing move-ins as more buyers qualify for financing within the income limitations established for potential homeowners.

Developed in cooperation with the City of Dallas, LaEstrella is seen as the place where low income meets high expectations. Built on-time and with budget, the townhomes feature high-grade finishes like granite countertops, vinyl-plank floors, stainless appliances, kitchen islands and two-car garages. One walk-through and you’ll see how beautifully finished each floorplan is, and how the room layouts work to maximize the space.

“When we started this project, it was important the we serve each party including the City of Dallas and most importantly, the people in Oak Cliff,” said CHI Secretary-Treasurer Joe Dingman. “One look around and you can see that has been achieved — these homes are beautiful, they are affordable and they will enhance life in this neighborhood.”

“We think these homes are perfect in all respects — they greatly improve the supply of owner-occupied housing. We see that as vital for the future of society and the community because it creates vibrant neighborhoods, a tax base and good housing where owners accumulate equity.  CHI is pleased to sponsor LaEstrella and to accomplish these goals.”

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Grand Opening Celebrated Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:59:05 +0000

Carmen Arana, Joe Dingman, Scott Riggs and Elba Garcia at the Grand Opening.

LaEstrella started the new year with a celebration, hosting its Grand Opening January 4th, for local officials, community leaders and new buyers at the property.

Hailing the address as a new standard for affordable housing, Catholic Housing Initiative’s Joe Dingman and Dallas District 1 Senior Affairs Commissioner Carmen Arana welcomed notables such as Councilman Scott Griggs and Dallas County Commissioner Dr. Elba Garcia  to tour the property and participate in the ribbon cutting.

Developer Marc Birnbaum was also welcomed and spoke to the crowd explaining how LaEstrella was built to higher standards while still reaching completion on time and under budget.

Father Martin Moreno, pastor, St. Cecelia Parish, offered a blessing and welcome message to all attendees, reinforcing the intent to serve all individuals in need.

LaEstrella is now available for occupancy, and interest in the 14 townhomes has been strong. Because the property was developed in partnership with the City of Dallas to provide low-income housing, income limitations exist. We welcome your inquiries and will be very happy to answer your property and financing questions.

January’s GREAT Start Thu, 28 Dec 2017 17:43:27 +0000

Construction has rocked through all the rains and cold experienced in North Texas to deliver new homes this January 2018.

Good news for those anxiously awaiting a move-in date, and for those wanting to get their new year off to a great start via these wonderful (and affordable) townhomes. And as the property has taken shape, inquiries are growing and the area is taking notice including this story by the Oak Cliff Advocate.

“We’re encouraged certainly as our development team has gone the extra mile to produce a superior property,” says the Catholic Housing Initiative’s Joe Dingman. “And with construction wrapping up we can focus on serving the people who need this neighborhood.”

In cooperation with the City of Dallas, La Estrella offers ownership to people with limited incomes and resources. These requirements and guidelines can be easily reviewed by contacting the property here.