DeSoto and Lancaster mayors fill key North Central Texas Housing Finance Corporation seats

Rachel Proctor, Mayor of DeSoto. Photo courtesy of the City of DeSoto

Have a positive impact on the North Central Texas Housing Finance Corporation

DESOTO — DeSoto Mayor Rachel Proctor and Lancaster Mayor Clyde Hairston have been named to key positions on the board of the North Central Texas Housing Finance Corporation.

Mayor Proctor took on the role of chairperson and said of her appointment: “Although I am new to this organization in terms of serving as a director, I have been able to see the positive impact they have had on our community throughout my time in public service. And that’s one of the reasons I’m so honored to serve in a leadership role on their board of directors. .

Proctor went on to say that being chosen as the new president of the North Central Texas Housing Finance Corporation means a lot. And, not only because it will allow him to help make a meaningful difference in the lives of the many North Texas residents who will benefit from affordable home ownership, but because it will also allow him to work closely with Hairston in as vice president.

“Housing is a very serious problem”

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Photo left to right – Sheila Petta, Mayor of Wilmer, Rachel Proctor, Mayor of DeSoto, and Clyde Hairston, Mayor of Lancaster.
Photo courtesy of the Town of Wilmer

Mayor Hairston, who has been a member of the society for two years, spoke about his appointment as Vice President. “It is such an honor to have been selected to serve as Vice President of the North Central Texas Housing Finance Corporation. Housing is a very serious issue, and it is important that those who may find themselves in difficult situations have several options for assistance, and enjoy the best quality of life available to them. By serving together in this society, we can ensure that we explore and provide all the resources we have to help those in need.

The North Central Texas Housing Finance Corporation (NCTHFC) was incorporated in 1981 as a non-profit corporation. The organization is made up of members from Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro and Rockwall counties as well as Cedar Hill, Desoto, Duncanville and Lancaster.

The group was organized and exists under the Texas Housing Finance Corporations Act, Chapter 394, Local Government Code, with a focus on financing the cost of residential property and development in counties and cities that provide safe and affordable housing options for people with low and moderate incomes.

“In our roles as mayors of two best partner cities in the South West, Mayor Hairston and I are aware of the importance of homeowners in anchoring and strengthening our communities and the challenges so many face in finding homes. safe, decent and accessible to low-income people. and a moderate income,” Proctor concluded. “By combining our knowledge, experience and abilities to get things done, we are confident that we will be able to leverage new housing opportunities for many deserving families who, through no fault of their own, have been excluded from this very important process.

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