Co-founder of BFOC, Zac Lytle, left Oak Cliff in 2009 and began working with North Carolina based non-profit, Builders of Hope (unrelated to Dallas based BoH). In 2010, Zac returned and began setting up a local branch of the NC office with the help of builder-philanthropist, Bennett Miller. The organization’s mission is to “Increase the availability of high-quality, safe, Affordable and Workforce housing options.” and to date, they’ve begun two projects in the region.
In South Dallas, Zac and his team are taking DISD portable buildings that were set to be discarded, and using them to infill blighted neighborhoods around Bexar Street with new housing stock. Once they’ve acquired the buildings, they’re completely stripping the insides and installing new floors, walls, bathrooms, roofs, adding front porches and more to give the structures a new lease on life. The ultimate in recycling!
The public will get a chance to walk-through the first home at the official ribbon cutting on April 7th at 10AM on Starks Avenue and Bexer. Stay tuned for more details!