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 submitted an application to HUD that 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. HUD has approved the application.
FWHS will apply by May 1, 2019 to HUD for Tenant Protection Vouchers, which would enable Cavile’s residents to relocate to affordable rental units in the private market and use their vouchers to pay the rent. Residents will receive permanent relocation counseling and assistance if the plan is 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 proposed plan for Cavile is considered a “significant amendment” to the agency’s 2018 administrative plan. A public hearing on the amendment was held Thursday, August 30.