UPDATE: The city decided to transfer their ownership of the property on Tuesday.
One neighborhood on the east side of Wichita Falls is seeing some improvements with the help of Habitat for Humanity, according to one resident. The city could help further this housing initiative on Tuesday.
Councilors could decide to transfer their ownership of 710 Dallas Street, which is in the east side area, to Habitat for Humanity at the city council meeting.
Since 2003, three taxing entities had authority on the property: Wichita Falls, the county and the school district. The county and school district conveyed the property over to the city, in order to allow the city to donate the land to Habitat for Humanity.
One current homeowner, near the Dallas Street property, this initiative has improved the area significantly.
“There were dilapidated housings here before Habitat came in here and cleaned up things and put in these beautiful homes, so it has improved greatly. One hundred percent in my opinion,” Habitat for Humanity homeowner, Tymme Mitchell, said.
Habitat for Humanity has constructed more than 100 homes in Wichita Falls. Mitchell said these homes benefit and improve the whole community. We spoke with the construction manager who says he hopes they build several more homes along the block.