Cavile Place Update

Fort Worth Housing Solutions (FWHS) is working on some exciting plans for Cavile Place, a 300-unit public housing community in the historic Stop Six neighborhood. Built in 1960, the site needs more than $42 million in renovations and repairs, and the agency receives only $1.2 million per year from HUD for public housing maintenance. Therefore, the agency will be submitting an application to HUD, which, if approved, would allow for the Cavile buildings to be demolished. This would enable the site’s redevelopment into affordable housing and other uses that will benefit the Stop Six community.

FWHS will also seek HUD approval for Tenant Protection Vouchers so that Cavile’s residents can relocate to affordable rental units in the private market. Residents will receive permanent relocation counseling and assistance if the plans are approved.  FWHS will continue to meet with residents and the larger community to share updates, answer questions and address any concerns.

FWHS plans to participate in a collaborative and comprehensive redevelopment process to transform the Cavile site and surrounding neighborhood. It will honor the spirit of the 2013 Cavile Place Neighborhood Transformation Plan, which was the result of two years of community engagement and planning. The housing component will include units for a mix of incomes and desirable amenities for residents.

The original 2013 plan for Cavile involved developing two affordable properties along East Rosedale under HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program. But market and neighborhood conditions made it difficult to get the tax credits needed to fund the development.

This proposed new solution for Cavile is considered a “significant amendment”to the agency’s 2018 administrative plan. A public hearing on this amendment will be held Thurs., August 30, at 6 p.m. at FWHS, 120 East 13th Street.