The mission of the city of Grand Prairie in Texas is to provide services, and programs, that are designed to recognize, and meet, all the needs of the citizens and the community, where housing is concerned. The housing services offer assistance programs to lower income residents that will enable them to acquire affordable and safe housing.
We work towards keeping the neighborhoods safe and healthy, see to economic development, we renew and revitalize where needed, and we do this in an efficient and knowledgeable, courteous, manner.
Services offered by the Housing and Neighbourhood Programs:
- Home Reconstruction or Home Rehabilitation; is a program that provides lower percentage payments on loans, taken out towards rehabilitating their homes, for the low to moderate income citizens, for homeowners 60 years and older, as well as, to disabled persons that own a single family home.
- Housing Development Community Organization; offers a program that provides first-time buyers with an opportunity to be able to purchase a brand new home at affordable prices.
- Free, first, homebuyer educational classes; will provide the potential homebuyer with much-needed information and knowledge on how to manage everything that buying a home entails.
- Assistance in Foreclosed Home Purchases; helps qualified, low to moderate and middle-income families to be able to buy foreclosed houses in Grand Prairie. The program provides grants to assist buyers with a down payment, other costs, and possible repair costs.
- Emergency Repairs; funds will be provided towards repairs of emergencies that might influence public welfare, and health and safety conditions. Emergencies that occurred suddenly and without warning qualifies and applicants must be in the medium to low-income group.
These services and programs are offered to all citizens without discriminating on the basis of race, national origin, color, sex, age, religion, handicap or familial status. It complies with the “Fair Housing Act”, that is part of the “Civil Rights Act”.