August 3, 2018; Dallas Morning News
Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, the back-to-back Habitat International Affiliate of the Year winner of 2011–2012 and one of the Dallas Metro’s largest developers, has found itself in dire financial straits.
According to the Dallas Morning News, “Dallas Habitat has been swimming in red ink for at least three years, losing $2.3 million in 2016 and $2.6 million in 2015,” and was forced to bring in a new CEO, David Crawford, to get things back on track. So far, Crawford has taken confident, drastic steps to do so, including firing Cyndy Lutz, longtime vice president of neighborhood investment, and putting the organization’s current headquarters in desirable West Dallas on the market. What’s still unclear, however, is what exactly led to these troubles; how does a group go from making a record-setting