The Dallas Bar Association will soon dedicate its 25th and 26th homes for Habitat for Humanity.
Since 1991, the bar association has built a home per year for the nonprofit, making it the longest-running sponsor of whole houses in Dallas, association officials said in a press release.
But this year the association built two homes thanks to a collaboration on the second house with AT&T, made possible by a donation from the company arranged by its legal department and Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel David McAtee II, according to the release.
The homes will be dedicated at a ceremony June 11 to two deserving Dallas families, who will pay an affordable monthly mortgage payment. The families receiving the houses invest in their new homes as well, putting hundreds of hours of their own labor—dubbed sweat equity—working alongside volunteers and other Habitat homeowners.
The Dallas Bar Association Home Project Committee, led by Co-Chairs David Fisk of Kane Russell Coleman & Logan and Ethan Minshull of Wick Phillips, coordinated the building of the homes.
“Volunteer attorneys carry the torch, making the project what it is today: a coordinated effort by hundreds of Dallas attorneys that give their time and money to support the cause of affordable, decent housing,” Dallas Bar Association officials said in the release. “The central theme is that no commitment of time or money is too small; every hour and every dollar make a difference.”
Learn more about the home project committee’s work at facebook.com/DBAHomeProject.
Photo courtesy of DBA Home Project Facebook page. Volunteers work on one of the homes that will soon be dedicated to a Dallas family.