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The Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)

  • A federally funded initiative established by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, signed into law by the President on July 30, 2008
  • Congresss appropriated $3.9 billion in federal funding to help states and units of local government to stabilize neighborhoods most affected by home foreclosures
  • The City of Arlington executed a grant agreement with HUD to implement the following three eligible NSP activities:
    • Establish financing mechanisms to help qualified, income-eligible home buyers to purchase and eligible home in Arlington
    • Acquire and rehabilitate foreclosed or abandoned homes in Arlington and sell homes to qualified, income-eligible home buyers
    • Acquire and demolish vacant, blighted foreclosed homes and redevelop the property with NSP eligible activities such as construction of a new home

History:

  • This formerly foreclosed, substandard property was acquired by the Arlington Housing Authority in June 2010 using Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds
  • The existing structure was demolished in October 2010 and the Arlington Housing Authority, as the City's Developer for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, began plans to redevelop the property

Project Responsibilities

  • Architect of Record
  • Design, Construction Documents

Project Highlights

  • Three Bedrooms, Two Baths
  • Combined Family Room and Dining, Open Kitchen
  • Two-Car Garage
  • Area: 1,595 SF

Construction Materials

  • Concrete slab on grade with energy efficient Foam Core Structural Insulated Panel (SIPs) Walls and Room System
  • Cement Composite Siding and Clay Masonry Veneer
Published in Residential

The Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)

  • A federally-funded initiative established by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, signed into law by the President on July 30, 2008
  • Congresss appropriated $3.9 billion in federal funding to help states and units of local government to stabilize neighborhoods most affected by home foreclosures
  • The City of Arlington executed a grant agreement with HUD to implement the following three eligible NSP activities:
    • Establish financing mechanisms to help qualified, income-eligible home buyers to purchase and eligible home in Arlington
    • Acquire and rehabilitate foreclosed or abandoned homes in Arlington and sell homes to qualified, income-eligible home buyers
    • Acquire and demolish vacant, blighted foreclosed homes and redevelop the property with NSP eligible activities such as construction of a new home

History

  • This formerly foreclosed, substandard property was acquired by the Arlington Housing Authority in June 2010 using Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds
  • The existing structure was demolished in October 2010 and the Arlington Housing Authority, as the City's Developer for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, began plans to redevelop the property
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Tarrant County Nurse Family Program

  • The AHA became aware of the need for housing by participants in Tarrant County's Nurse Family Partnership Program. This program provides supportive services for first-time pregnant women. Registered Nurses act as mentors during pregnancy and for two years after the birth of the child. The program accomplishments include improved prenatal care, improved child health and development, and improved family economic self-sufficiency.
  • It was determined that NSP funds could be used to provide housing for this program, and architectural plans were developed for this unique purpose.

Project Highlights

  • Ground Floor
    • Live-in Supervisor Living Suite with Bedroom, Closets, Bath, Dressing and Parlor
    • Large Great Room, Open Dining and Large Open Kitchen with Pantry
    • Laundry and Two-Car Garage
  • Second Floor
    • Two sets of two Bedroom Suites, each suite with a private Dressing and shared Full Bathrooms
    • Large Common Sitting Area and Study Area with Computer Terminals
    • Area: 2,878 SF

Construction Materials

  • Concrete slab on grade with energy efficient Foam Core Structural Insulated Panel (SIPs) Walls and Room System
  • Cement Composite Siding and Clay Masonry Veneer
Published in Residential

History

  • CRWS has one of the worst situations for high levels of H2S for several reasons:
    • Septic condition of the incoming wastewater
    • Level geography of the site
    • Location of major structures on the site
    • H2S attacks the HVAC systems resulting in frequent replacement and high costs
  • Solution:
    • Minimize installing HVAC equipment outdoors
    • Locate HVAC equipment within the environment it is controlling
    • Utilize water-cooled equipment, not air-cooled
    • Select equipment with H2S corrosion-resistant properties
    • Incorporate additional H2S scrubbing technology to remove H2S from indoor environments

Project Responsibilities

  • Project Manager and Architect of Record
  • Construction Documents and Specifications

Project Highlights

  • Initial design for water-cooled process water supplying five nonprocess buildings converting from air-to-air systems to water-to-air systems with gasphase molecular air cleaning
Published in Industrial

Tom Hines

Architect

Our Design Philosophy

“The art of dancing stands at the source of all arts that express themselves first in the human person.  The art of building, or architecture, is the beginning of all the arts that lie outside the person; and in the end they all unite.” - Havelock Ellis
 
Building facilities unique to the owner’s special needs requires creative effort to balance function, aesthetics, durability and affordability in operation.  We help clients move through these challenges and manifest their dreams and desires in tangible form.

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    Fort Worth, Texas 76102