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|The Real Estate Council announced its 2011 Community Initiatives, investing $300k in cash leveraged by the pro bono professional services of its members. The initiatives commit to four key program areas: housing, education, job creation, and the environment. Above, Regina Nippert (second from left) from one of the partner organizations, Dallas Faith Communities Coalition, bookended by Gables? Sue Ansel and Alvarez & Marsal?s Kimberly Byrum with TREC?s Holland Morris. Other partner organizations include ACCION Texas; Builders of Hope CDC; CitySquare (formerly Central Dallas Ministries); Family Gateway; Jubilee Park and Community Center; Operation Relief Center; The Dallas Foundation (Zero to Five Funders? Collaborative Fund); and Uplift Education.|
|TREC prez Linda McMahon tells us that TREC?s Research and Development Committee researched each organization to make sure that these initiatives fit within the program areas and provide a professional assistance component for members. Above, Building Solutions? Layne Court, Builders of Hope?s Blanca Vazquez andTheresa Canales, TREC?s Beth Lambert-Saul, and Norm Henryfrom Builders of Hope. The Builders of Hope CDC/Westmoreland master plan will receive $30k from TREC to provide green upgradesto new affordable homes being developed in the Westmoreland neighborhood. These funds will allow for almost 50% of the new homes to be built with green upgrades. The cost per home is approximately $4,000. TREC?s members will provide green building and construction consulting services.|