The architectural plans and engineering for this project were donated, and the surveys were done by student interns, DHfH staff and several Habitat families.
DHfH screens potential buyers carefully, evaluating commitment and a willingness to work.
DHfH provides an interest-free, 15-year, 25-year or 30-year mortgage, which it services in-house.
The Dallas Mortgage Bankers Association (DMBA) is not immune to habitatitis, and its members routinely provide volunteer labor for DHfH housing projects.
McMaster nominated DHfH because, he says, "it is one of those success stories you always wanted to hear about.
The success of DHfH is garnering national attention.