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Housing and Neighborhood Services - Neighborhood Services Division | 205 W. Church | P.O. Box 534045 | Grand Prairie, TX  75053 | Phone 972-237-8166| FAX 972-237-8459

2014 Homeownership Fair

8 a.m.-2 p.m. • Saturday, August 16, 2014 

Ruthe Jackson Center, 3113 S. Carrier Pkwy. [map]

Pre-registration is closed, but you can register onsite beginning at 8 a.m. Aug. 16, at the Ruthe Jackson Center.

The annual family friendly expo will feature information-packed sessions for those interested in homeownership, weatherization and home repairs, foreclosure prevention, down payment and closing cost assistance, credit repair and more. Pick a session or stay all day for free food, giveaways and also classes and activities for the kids.

 

Scheduled Sessions
Any updates to the schedule will be posted here.

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
On-site Registration

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Location: Ballroom II
Home Buying 101: Buying a Home in Today’s Real Estate Market will feature guest panelists such as:

  • Metro-Tex Association of Realtors
  • Real Estate Professional Association
  • Dallas County Appraisal District
  • Grand Prairie Community Housing Development Organization
  • U.S. HUD Official
  • Short Sale Expert
  • HUD Foreclosure Asset Manager
  • Fannie Mae Foreclosure

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Location: Smith & Warder Conference Room
Maintaining and Keeping Your Home: Post-purchase Counseling/Foreclosure Prevention Counseling will be facilitated by Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Greater Dallas

  • Instructor: Jenny Stewart, CCCS Education Director
  • DFW HOPE Partnership – Linda Davis

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Location: Ballroom II
Homebuyer Education Counseling & Down Payment/Closing Cost Assistance Programs will feature guest panelists such as:

  • City of Grand Prairie HNS
  • NID Housing Counseling Agency
  • Dallas County Home Loan Counseling Center
  • Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Greater Dallas
  • Tarrant County Housing Partnership
  • DFW HOPE Partnership
  • Business Community Lenders of Texas
  • Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs
  • Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation
  • First Southwest

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Location: Smith & Warder Conference Room
Credit Repair: How to Help Yourself will be facilitated by Dallas County Home Loan Counseling Center

  • Instructor – M. Joyce Brown, DCHLC Administrator

Lunch served 11:00 a.m. – Noon
(Must have lunch ticket in order to be served)

Noon – 12:45 p.m.
Location: Ballroom II
Navigating the Mortgage Loan Process will feature guest panelists such as:

  • Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
  • Bank of America Home Loans
  • Texas Trust Credit Union
  • Grand Bank of Texas
  • Herring Bank
  • Bay Equity
  • Capital One Home Loans
  • Guild Mortgage 

Noon – 12:45 p.m.
Location: Smith & Warder Conference Room
Credit Repair: How to Help Yourself will be facilitated by Dallas County Home Loan Counseling Center

  • Instructor – M. Joyce Brown, DCHLC Administrator

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Location: Ballroom II
Maintaining Your Home: Energy Savings, Insurance, Preventative Maintenance, Weatherization & Rehabilitation will feature guest panelists such as:

  • City of Grand Prairie Neighborhood Services Division Staff
  • 4Change Energy
  • Green Mountain Energy
  • Dallas County Weatherization Program
  • Home Depot Home Maintenance
  • Home Inspector
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Farmers Insurance

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Location: Smith & Warder Conference Room
Post-purchase Counseling/Foreclosure Prevention Counseling will be facilitated by Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Greater Dallas

  • Instructor: Jenny Stewart, CCCS Education Director
  • DFW HOPE Partnership – Linda Davis

Homeownership Fair Kids Club
8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16

Banking Classes for Kids in Grades 2nd – 5th will be offered
Sponsored by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Parents must register, check-in and check-out their children.

Location: Dechman Room
9:00 a.m. Topic: You and Your Money
9:45 a.m. Topic: Budgeting
10:00 a.m. Topic: Savings and Checking Guide
10:45 a.m. Topic: Credit and You

Door prizes will be given away!

Other Kids Club activities during the Fair include:

  • Gaming Truck with Xbox and HD Flat screens and etc.
  • Face Painting
  • Balloon Artists
  • On site Radio Personalities
  • The Waggin’ Wagon mobile pet adoption
  • And more kid friendly activities

Sponsorship Opportunities

As a sponsor, your company logo and/or name may be included in advertising for the 2014 Homeownership Fair, which will include:

  • 20,000 fliers distributed throughout the city
  • posters at city facilities
  • 30 second PSA sent to radio and television
  • news release
  • promotion on city of Grand Prairie Facebook page (4,184 fans)
  • e-mail to 1,200 City of Grand Prairie employees
  • e-mail to 2,700 GPISD employees
  • e-mail to 1,000 Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce members
  • e-mail to 750 Grand Prairie news update subscribers
  • promo on GPTV Channel 16
  • GPTV promo video posted to Facebook and YouTube channel
  • promotion at Grand Prairie Farmers Market
  • inclusion in Pipeline Newsletter (mailed to 44,000 Grand Prairie households)
  • post to city-owned LED marquees
  • city’s website: www.gptx.org
  • city’s employee intranet, employee newsletter, and The Summit newsletter
  • promotion on www.Dallasblack.com
  • inclusion in Life is Grand quarterly magazine (60,000 printed)

Sponsor Levels

Platinum: $1,000
Includes the following:

  • Company banner will be displayed prominently at the event (1x10’).
  • Company logo or name will appear on all advertisements. (Subject to receipt of artwork prior to printing deadlines.)
  • A full-page (5x8”) advertisement in the event program.
    (The inside and back covers are available on a first-come basis, for an additional $100 premium contribution.)
  • Two 6’x30” tables, 4 chairs to promote your company’s products and services. Your company will also receive recognition throughout the day by the program master of ceremonies on the main stage.
  • Yard signs at entry to the event.

Gold: $750
Includes the following:

  • Small company banner will be displayed prominently at the event (1x6’).
  • Company logo or name will appear on all advertisements beneath Platinum sponsors. (Subject to receipt of artwork prior to printing deadlines.)
  • A half page advertisement (5x4”) in the event program.
  • One 6’x30” table, 2 chairs to promote your company’s products and services.

Silver: $500
Includes the following:

  • Company logo or name will appear on all advertisements beneath Gold sponsors.
  • Your business name will be listed in event program.
  • A quarter page (2.25x3.75”) advertisement in the event program.
  • One 6’x30” table, 2 chairs to promote your company’s products and services.

Bronze: $250
Includes the following:

  • Your business name will appear on all advertisements beneath Silver sponsors.
  • Your business name will be listed in the event program.
  • An eighth-page (2x2.5”) advertisement in the event program.
  • One 6’x30” table, 2 chairs to promote your company’s products and services.

Copper: $100
Includes the following:

  • An eighth-page (2x2.5”) ad in the event program.

Limited ad space in the event program is available on a first come basis.
All ads are black and white. You may provide artwork or the city can design your ad.

 

Last updated: 10/13/2014 11:02:15 AM