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


  • 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

Tom Hines


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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    1407 Texas St. Suite 201
    Fort Worth, Texas 76102