To improve the quality of life of African American citizens in the community by preventing community deterioration through (1) Providing educational, technical and financial services to low and moderate income land and homeowners; (2) Acquiring abandoned, foreclosed or vacant homes or properties; (3) Redeveloping or rehabilitating abandoned, foreclosed or blighted properties; (4) Accepting real or personal property by way of gift in accordance with the Articles of Incorporation; and (5) The preservation or conservation of real or personal properties of architectural, archaeological, artistic, cultural, historical, natural or scientific significance.
Together We Can Make A Difference In Our Community Beyond Barriers
Meet The Board
The Trust is pleased to announce that Sandra Dales was selected for the position of Executive Director for the Southern Pines Land and Housing Trust. Sandra started on 22 February and her office is in the Administration Building at the West Southern Pines Center for African American History, Cultural Arts and Business.
Sandra specializes in property development, program and fiscal management, strategic planning, and has over 20 years of experience working in various non-profit agencies. Sandra secured national grant funding from US Department of Education and US Department of Labor totaling $1.2 million and worked to successfully complete a $4 million capital campaign for a local nonprofit. Sandra’s most recent employment was as the Bookstore Manager at Sandhills Community College where she also served as an instructor teaching grant writing. Sandra holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication from Old Dominion University. She resides in Pinehurst.
We are fortunate enough to also hire Nora Bowman as the Chief Operations Officer. Nora will oversee on-site contractors and manage the leasing for building occupancy. Nora has an extensive background in banking, having worked in various positions with Wells Fargo during her 29-year career. Nora grew up in the West Southern Pines community and brings her invaluable experience in community relations.