Butler Place

Thousands of families have called Butler Place home since 1940. That year, Fort Worth’s new housing authority opened the apartment community to hundreds of the city’s residents who had been living in substandard dwellings on Chambers Hill.  Read about Butler’s rich history.

Today, Butler’s residents are relocating to beautiful new apartment homes in good neighborhoods throughout the city through HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration program.

The agency’s highest priority continues to be Butler Place’s residents and their successful relocations. Read about how residents are choosing their new homes from more than a dozen FWHS apartment communities through a lottery process.

All the residents will be moved into new homes by the end of 2020, and the 42-acre Butler property will become vacant.  At this time FWHS is seeking the community’s input regarding Butler’s redevelopment.

The City of Fort Worth will conduct two public workshops in late September at FWHS to hear the community’s ideas and concerns and to answer questions. Historic preservation will be the focus of one of the workshops.

The community’s input is extremely important as FWHS moves forward with making decisions about the Butler Place property.  Any redevelopment plan will ensure that FWHS gains the resources needed to purchase, rehabilitate and develop high-quality, reasonably priced housing for the city’s workforce.  It will enable us to stay true to our mission:  to develop housing solutions where people flourish.

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Members of the community are invited to participate in either or both of these public workshops:

Monday, Sept. 23 from 3:30- 5 p.m.  Focus: historic preservation and Butler Place

Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 9 – 10:30 a.m.  Focus: redevelopment of Butler Place

Location:  FWHS Auditorium, 1201 E. 13th St., Fort Worth 76102

Arrive early!  Please arrive 30 minutes before workshops for snacks and conversation.

RSVP:  Please email mritsch@fwhs.org by Thurs. Sept. 19 and indicate which workshop(s) you plan to attend.

If you are unable to attend a workshop, we invite you to participate in this questionnaire to share your opinions about the future of Butler Place, including historic preservation issues.