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Fort Worth Pumps $2.5 Million Into Stop Six Neighborhood
The city of Fort Worth is pouring $2.5 million into an east side neighborhood known for its crime and blight. The Stop Six area along East Rosedale Street is getting the money to build new sidewalks, make street repairs and tear down dilapidated properties… WATCH
City Approves Partnership to Build the Airporter Project
For over the past three years, FWHS has been working on a partnership with the City Housing Finance Corporation to build the Airporter/ Ariston project. This is a unique project for FWHS, as it looks to serve a currently under-served population for FWHS – those families earning between 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI) and 80% of the AMI.
Almost all of FWHS’ current programs and communities target families up to 60% of the AMI (Low-Income Housing Tax Credits – 50%-60% of the AMI, depending on the project, and HCV – 50% of the AMI). In addition, most federal subsidy programs, such as the tax credit program, only target families up to 60% of the AMI. Public Housing is the only housing program that is open to families earning up to 80% of the AMI, though most of the families in the program earn less than 30% of the AMI. And with the conversion of Public Housing to RAD (which is a voucher program), none of FWHS’ programs will be available for families that fall between 60% AMI and 80% AMI. READ MORE
Cavile Fall Neighborhood Litter Stop
On Saturday, September 17, 2016, Zelda Randle, FWHS Commissioner, coordinated the Cavile Place portion of the “Fall Neighborhood Litter Stop.” The event is a Fort Worth Code Compliance city wide initiative. The theme for this year’s event was, “Super Heroes Volunteer.” Thank you for stomping out litter, garbage and trash in our neighborhood!
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FWHS Secures “High Performer” Status from HUD
Sept. 14, 2016 – Fort Worth Housing Solutions (FWHS) is proud to announce that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has named FWHS as a “High Performer” Public Housing Agency (PHA) for fiscal year 2015.
The FWHS program was evaluated on the basis of four core areas: physical condition of public housing units, financial strength and reporting agency wide, program and agency management, and (specifically) capital fund program management. This score ranks FHWS among the top of this country’s more than 3,000 housing authorities.
Housing Choice Voucher Open Enrollment for Arlington
The Arlington Housing Authority will accept applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program during Open Enrollment period; beginning August 9, 2016, at 9:00am CST and ending August 16, 2016, at 9:00am CST. READ MORE
Community Resource Fair and Fatherhood Appreciation Day
In an effort to encourage families in federal housing connect Dads with their kids, Fort Worth Housing Solutions (FWHS) is partnering with the Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office (TCHAO) to host a free community event on Thursday, June 9, as part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s National Father’s Day Initiative.
In its fifth year, the event will take place at the FWHS headquarters, 1201 E. 13th Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102. Vendors will be on site to provide services and resources to families. Food, games, prizes and photos with Dad will be provided. Download the flier for more information about the event and participating agencies.
Join with us and over 400 other Public Housing Authorities as we celebrate the importance of fathers being present in their children’s lives. Watch the video below to see a special message from President Obama and HUD Secretary, Julián Castro regarding the national support for these events.
Leadership change for Fort Worth Housing Solutions
As of April 15, there will be a change within the leadership team of Fort Worth Housing Solutions. Brian K. Dennison, our Vice President of Development and Asset Management will be leaving the agency. His skill in acquisitions, urban rehabilitation, construction and finance will be sorely missed.
FWHS President, Naomi Byrne commented “Brian brought a special set of skills in knowing how a good real estate deal is structured while ensuring that the project is a good investment for all parties. He was instrumental in the development of FWHS’ real estate portfolio and providing thousands of new housing opportunities across Fort Worth for moderate and low income families. I am truly disappointed that he is leaving but am glad that he remains only a cell phone call away.”
Mr. Dennison has led the Development and Asset Management department since 2007. His responsibilities included facilities oversight and the administration of third-party property management while bringing energy, accomplishments and leadership guidance to the role.
Everyone associated with the agency is very sad to see Brian go but wish him the best of luck in all of his future endeavors. We are certain he will be successful! If you have any questions regarding the department or current projects, please contact Sydnee Freeman, Senior Real Estate Project Manager at 817-333-2108.
There is currently an executive search underway. Interested candidates should contact Marilyn D. Allen at 817-333-3451.
Housing Department Kicks Off Fair Housing Month 2016
April 1, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has kicked off Fair Housing Month 2016 with a national media campaign advocating “shared opportunity for all.” The campaign helps educate the public about their housing rights and HUD’s new Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing initiative. 2016 marks the 48th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. Learn about the “A Zip Code Should Not Determine a Child’s Future” PSA.
Visit Housing Department Kicks Off Fair Housing Month 2016 for more information.