Fort Worth Housing Solutions Accepting Pre-applications for Various PBV Wait Lists

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Fort Worth Housing Solutions (FWHS) Project-Base Voucher Program (PBV) and Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) will accept pre-applications for various PBV wait lists, beginning on Wednesday, December 20, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. FWHS subsidy standards are two per bedroom, regardless of age or gender. Pre-applications will be accepted until notice that the wait lists are closed is announced on the FWHS website at www.fwhs.org. For the following properties, pre-applications for the wait lists must be made online at www.applyfwhspbv.org.
Cowen Place (1 & 2 Bedrooms)
5400 E Rosedale Street, Fort Worth, TX 76105
62 & Older only.
Patriot Point (2 & 3 Bedrooms)
2151 SE Loop 820, Fort Worth, TX 76119
Mainstream (All bedroom sizes)
18-61 years & disable only.
Persons who have a disability and require assistance to complete the pre-application online may contact Tasha Davis at tdavis@fwhs.org or (817) 333-3668, Wilton McCray, wmccray@fwhs.org or (817) 333-3554, Jody Stigler, jstigler@fwhs.org or (817) 333-3660, or Erika Mcgee, emcgee@fwhs.org or (817) 333-3612. Persons who do not have access to a computer may visit their local Public Library to apply online.

Cowan Place Senior Living Celebrates Grand Opening

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The mixed-income community is the first phase of Stop Six Choice Neighborhood Initiative to open.

FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 13, 2023) – Stop Six residents, government leaders, developers and community partners celebrated the grand opening Cowan Place Senior Living. The mixed-income community launches an exciting new phase of residential housing as part of the Stop Six Choice Neighborhood Initiative.

Cowan Place is a landmark development signaling a comprehensive transformation of one of the city’s treasured, African-American communities. Cowan Place is named for Alonzo and Sarah Cowan, two of the first landowners in the Southeast Fort Worth community and for whom the neighborhood was once named.

Former Cavile Place residents who relocated as part of the redevelopment process have the right to return to the community as new FWHS properties come online, such as Cowan Place and Hughes House, which broke ground earlier this year.

Cowan Place Grand Opening. (Photo: Camille Rasor/FWHS)

“Cowan Place Senior Living would not have been possible without true community collaboration from Stop Six and our committed partners,” said Mary-Margaret Lemons, Fort Worth Housing Solutions president. “We’re excited to welcome new and former Cavile residents to a development they can call home.”

The multiyear Choice Neighborhood effort is seeded by a $35 million U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant. The HUD grant will be spread across six phases of development and is expected to leverage approximately $500 million in investment for the neighborhood. In all, Fort Worth Housing Solutions will develop approximately 1,000 new units across the community.

The City of Fort Worth plans additional infrastructure improvements, including a new community hub and aquatics center. FWHS also received an additional $4 million from the federal government to assist with public infrastructure improvements.

“Cowan Place is the gateway welcoming all to Stop Six, Texas,” said Fort Worth City Councilwoman Gyna Bivens, whose district includes Stop Six. “It is a beacon of light for senior citizens who want to return to Stop Six and those who were yearning for residential amenities that would make the community more attractive for them. This community is blessed.

“When Cavile Place was demolished, Housing Solutions leaders knew they had to deliver replacement housing and they are delivering on that need in a very impressive manner as we look forward to residents who will soon call Hughes House Home.”

McCormack Baron Salazar of St. Louis, Mo., is the development partner for Cowan Place and Block Companies, of Houston and Baton Rouge, is the general contractor.

“We are a proud partner with FWHS in welcoming former Cavile Place residents to Cowan Place – the first of six phases of development that will transform the Stop Six community,” said Richard Baron, Chairman, McCormack Baron.

About the Stop Six Choice Neighborhood Initiative

The Stop Six Choice Neighborhood Initiative is a multi-year effort developed by residents, community leaders and stakeholders to transform a historic community in Southeast Fort Worth into a vibrant, safe and sustainable community with access to quality education, healthcare, services and amenities – a “neighborhood of choice.” The effort is guided by a 2019 Transformation Plan that calls for six phases of new, mixed-income housing, commercial space, neighborhood improvements and multi-purpose community hub and aquatics center. The U.S. Housing and Urban Development seeded the transformation with a $35 grant Choice Neighborhood Implementation Grant awarded to Fort Worth Housing Solutions and the City of Fort Worth in 2020. In all, the initial HUD grant is expected to trigger more than $345 million in investment and improvements for the Stop Six community.

About McCormack Baron Salazar

McCormack Baron Salazar is one of the nation’s leading developers, property managers, and asset managers of economically integrated urban neighborhoods. Since 1973, the firm has been an innovator of community development and urban revitalization in 48 cities, having built more than 25,000 high-quality homes with total development costs of over $5 billion.

FWHS Celebrates 85th Anniversary with Breakfast Fundraiser

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FWHS 85th Anniversary Video

FORT WORTH (Nov. 2, 2023) — Fort Worth Housing Solutions celebrated the agency’s 85th anniversary with a special fundraising event Thursday morning at River Crest Country Club benefiting the Barbara Holston Education Fund. More than $100,000 was raised to fund academic, technical and vocational scholarships for residents enrolled in FWHS programs.

“We are thankful to our many sponsors, elected officials, supporters and friends for making our 85th Anniversary Breakfast such an overwhelming success,” said Mary-Margaret Lemons, President of Fort Worth Housing Solutions. “The generosity and collaboration on display this morning and throughout our 85 years sets the foundation for improving lives and strengthening our community.”

The program included Fort Worth mayor Mattie Parker, along with former mayors Kenneth Barr, Mike Moncrief and Betsy Price, HUD regional administrator Candace Valenzuela and FWHS Board of Commissioners chairperson Terri Attaway.

The history of FWHS was chronicled, as well as the ongoing work being done to create mixed-income rental and home ownership opportunities throughout Fort Worth. The agency was established by the City of Fort Worth in 1938 to provide affordable housing for low- to moderate-income residents of the Fort Worth community. FWHS works closely with numerous partners to promote economic independence and positive change in the lives of the more than 33,000 individuals every day.

The Barbara Holston Education Fund, named in honor of the former long-time senior executive of FWHS, works to eliminate financial barriers by awarding scholarships each year.

Call for Artist @ the Six

By | Features, News, Stop Six CNI
Fort Worth Housing Solutions and the Stop Six Choice Neighborhood Initiative are looking for a local Fort Worth artist to create murals for our new SSCNI community, Cowan Place Senior Living. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on December 8, 2023.
More information and submission instructions can be found here.

About the Stop Six Choice Neighborhood Initiative

The Stop Six Choice Neighborhood Initiative was developed by residents, community leaders and stakeholders to capture a shared vision for a vibrant, safe and sustainable community with access to quality education, healthcare, services and amenities – a “neighborhood of choice.” The neighborhood Transformation Plan adopted in fall 2019 calls for the replacement of a former public housing community with new, mixed-income rental residences in six phases of development, a neighborhood hub for recreation, educational, health and safety services; as well as a commercial district and space for healthcare and educational, economic and other support services.

Visit StopSixCNI.org to learn more.

Babers Manor Awarded Competitive Tax Credit from TDHCA

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Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Announces $87.7 Million In Housing Tax Credits

FORT WORTH, Texas – The Governing Board of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) voted on July 27 to approve awards of 2023 9% housing tax credit funds to 54 developments, including the Fort Worth Housing Solutions development Babers Manor.

“We are delighted to receive this award to aid in the funding for Babers Manor, an integral part of the Stop Six Choice Neighborhood Initiative,” Fort Worth Housing Solutions President Mary-Margaret Lemons said. “The transformation taking place in historic Stop Six is making a lasting impact on our community. Babers Manor will be a place for our residents to call home, with options for our families to thrive.”

Clarence Donald Babers (1946-2020)

Babers Manor, a pivotal project within the Stop Six CNI, is an 80-unit, mixed-income family community paying tribute to community leader Clarence Donald Babers. The development, situated between S. Hughes Ave and S. Edgewood Terrace, will comprise 51 low-income units and 29 market-rate units. Financial closure for Babers Manor is anticipated in early 2024, with construction set to commence soon after.

TDHCA has awarded $87.7 million in total for housing tax credits to help finance the development or rehabilitation of 54 rental properties offering reduced rents and increased housing options for Texans throughout the state.

Provided through the TDHCA Housing Tax Credit Program (HTC), these awards will help developers construct or rehabilitate more than 3,100 housing units and offer affordable rent to households earning up to 80% of the median family income in their respective areas.

“The HTC Program is critical to ushering in a new era of opportunity for Stop Six,” said Mayor Pro Tem Gyna Bivens, who serves District 5 including Stop Six. “We’re so excited and proud to welcome our beloved community to Babers Manor with all services and amenities needed to succeed in a modern housing environment.

“The nation recognized Mr. Babers for leading the public housing rebuild in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina as directed by President George W. Bush. Mr. Babers worked tirelessly to ensure that those that were displaced were provided modern and safe housing. We are honored to recognize Mr. Babers in the city he called home.”

The HTC Program is one of the primary means of directing private capital toward the development and preservation of affordable rental housing for low-income households. Tax credits are awarded to eligible participants to offset a portion of their federal tax liability in exchange for the production or preservation of affordable rental housing.

Competitive Tax Credits (9%) are awarded based on a Regional Allocation Formula (RAF) with additional set asides for developments at risk of losing affordability and subsidy, developments financed through USDA, and those with nonprofit owners.

 

Hughes House Breaks Ground in Another Landmark Day for Stop Six

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FORT WORTH, Texas, June 15, 2023 – The Stop Six community, along with city and governmental representatives, valued partners and civic leaders, joined Fort Worth Housing Solutions in breaking ground on Hughes House, the second mixed-income, multifamily development in the Stop Six Choice Neighborhood Initiative.

Named in honor of Robert Hughes Sr., the winningest coach in the history of boys’ high school basketball, Phase I of Hughes House will consist of a 162-unit, mixed-use, mixed-income four-story development that will rise on E. Rosedale Street, east and west of Amanda Avenue, and on a portion of the former Cavile Place public housing site.

(Photo/Sharon Ellman)

“It’s very important that the progress we’re seeing across our community is not just in the West Side or the North Side, it is also happening in historic Stop Six, and I think this project really reflects that,” Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker said. “It is also really important to know the commitment this community has to those who came before us. And what this project in particular recognizes is the individuals who built Stop Six get to return to Stop Six.”

Hughes House is part of the landmark Stop Six Choice Neighborhood effort that launched in 2020 when the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded FWHS and the City of Fort Worth a $35 million Choice Neighborhood Implementation Grant. Former Cavile Place residents who relocated as part of the redevelopment process have the right to return to the community as new FWHS properties come online, such as Cowan Place, which is scheduled to open later this year.

“The community has always had a strong voice in what we wanted this to become, and we appreciate your input, we want your input and will continue to ask for it,” FWHS President Mary-Margaret Lemons said at the groundbreaking.

(Photo/Sharon Ellman)

The HUD grant will be spread across six phases of development and is expected to leverage $345 million in investment for the neighborhood. In all, Fort Worth Housing Solutions will develop approximately 1,000 new units across the community. The City of Fort Worth plans additional infrastructure improvements, including a new community hub and aquatics center.

FWHS also received an additional $4 million from the federal government to assist with public infrastructure improvements related to Hughes House.

“We have dealt with redlining. We’ve dealt with environmental justice, anything that could be harmful, but we’re still here,” said Mayor Pro Tem Gyna Bivens, whose district includes Stop Six. “And because of the partnership between the housing authority and the city of Fort Worth and the county and D.C., things are going to be better.”

(Photo/Sharon Ellman)

Dr. Robin Hughes, Hughes’ daughter, delivered the closing remarks, sharing the gratitude of her family and a vision of the future for Stop Six.

“The greater good here is to build a sense of home,” she said. “We’re also hopeful that we all continue to keep our eyes on the prize and that’s community uplift and support.”

McCormack Baron Salazar of St. Louis, Mo., is the development partner for Hughes House and Block Companies, of Houston and Baton Rouge, is the general contractor.

The groundbreaking also included donations to See It Through Charities and Boys and Girls Club of America.

About the Stop Six Choice Neighborhood Initiative

The Stop Six Choice Neighborhood Initiative is a multi-year effort developed by residents, community leaders and stakeholders to transform a historic community in Southeast Fort Worth into a vibrant, safe and sustainable community with access to quality education, healthcare, services and amenities – a “neighborhood of choice.” The effort is guided by a 2019 Transformation Plan that calls for six phases of new, mixed-income housing, commercial space, neighborhood improvements and multi-purpose community hub and aquatics center. The U.S. Housing and Urban Development seeded the transformation with a $35 grant Choice Neighborhood Implementation Grant awarded to Fort Worth Housing Solutions and the City of Fort Worth in 2020. In all, the initial HUD grant is expected to trigger more than $345 million in investment and improvements for the Stop Six community.

Project Based Voucher and Scattered Site Waitlists Open Now

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(08/01/2023) Edited to add: Waitlists are now closed. Another announcement will be made when waitlists open again.

 

Public Housing Scattered Site Waitlist Information 

Fort Worth Housing Solutions owns and operates 8 public housing scattered site duplexes that are located throughout the city of Fort Worth. These duplexes have 2- and 3-bedroom units with a single car garage. Fort Worth Housing Solutions will accept ONLINE pre-applications for the Scattered Site Properties from 8 a.m. Monday, June 19, through 11:59 p.m. Friday, June 30. 2023. All pre-applications must be completed online at www.applyfwhs.org 

The applicant’s place on the list will be based on a lottery system – not the time and date the pre-application was submitted. A maximum of 500 names will be randomly selected for the FWHS Wait List. Completion of a pre-application does not guarantee a place on the Wait List. 

For more information about the Public Housing Program, please visit www.fwhs.org/housing-programs/ 

Persons who have a disability and require assistance to complete the pre-application online may call Fort Worth Housing Solutions at 817-881-4659. Assistance will be available 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 19, 2023. 

 

Project-Based Voucher Program (PBV) Waitlist Information 

Fort Worth Housing Solutions (FWHS) Project-Based Voucher Program (PBV) will accept pre-applications for various PBV wait lists, beginning Monday, June 5, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. FWHS subsidy standards are two per bedroom, regardless of age or gender. Pre-applications will be accepted until a notice that the wait lists are closed is announced on the FWHS website at www.fwhs.org. 

For the following properties, pre-applications for the wait lists must be made online at www.applyfwhspbv.org: 

Alton Park (1, 2 & 3 bedrooms) | 5712 Azle Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76106 

Avondale (1, 2 & 3 bedrooms) | 13101 Avondale Farms Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76052 

Campus Villas (3 bedrooms) | 4633 Campus Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76119

Columbia Renaissance (1, 2 & 3 bedrooms) | 3801 W.G. Daniels Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76105 

Hunter Plaza (1, & 2 bedrooms) | 605 W 1st St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

Pavillion at Samuels (1, 3 bedrooms) | 1120 Samuels Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76102 

Sedona Village 55+ (2 bedrooms) | 6101 Old Denton Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76131

Stallion Pointe (1, 2 & 3 bedroom) | 9053 Race St, Fort Worth, TX 76140

Villas on the Hill (3 bedrooms) | 5716 Lincoln Terrace Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76140

Stallion Ridge+ (1, 2, 3 & 4 bedrooms) | 9000 Balch St, Fort Worth, TX 76140

Cowan Place (2 bedroom) | 5400 E Rosedale St, Fort Worth, TX 76105

Persons who have a disability and require assistance to complete the pre-application online may contact Tasha Davis at tdavis@fwhs.org or 817-333-3668, or Wilton McCray at wmccray@fwhs.org or 817-333-3554. 

Persons who do not have access to a computer may visit their local public library to apply online. 

HUD Awards $5 Million in Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants in Texas

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HUD’s Signature Place-Based Program Continues to Invest in “Housing, People, and Neighborhoods” Nationwide

FORT WORTH – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge today announced “Supplemental Grant” awards for Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grantees totaling more than $98 million. Fort Worth Housing Solutions and the City of Fort Worth’s Stop Six neighborhood was one of the grantees awarded $5 million. In addition, HUD is opening a notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) for $10 million to support local planning efforts.

“We’re thankful for the additional funds to continue the Choice Neighborhood revitalization in Stop Six,” Fort Worth Housing Solutions President Mary-Margaret Lemons said. “Rising interest rates and construction costs have made developments more challenging. We appreciate HUD recognizing those realities and providing further funding.”

The Stop Six Choice Neighborhood Transformation Plan was developed by residents, community leaders and stakeholders to capture a shared vision for a vibrant, safe and sustainable community with access to quality education, healthcare, services and amenities – a “neighborhood of choice.” The initiative was seeded by a $35 million U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Choice Neighborhoods Implementation grant awarded in April 2020.

“These funds are instrumental in creating a living community that we’ve called a ‘gateway to the west,’” said Mayor Pro Tem Gyna Bivens, who serves District 5 including Stop Six. “We’re so proud to welcome our Cavile senior citizens back home with access to services and amenities in a modern housing environment. We’re so grateful to HUD for believing in this project and Stop Six.”

Choice Neighborhoods Implementation (CNI) Grants assist in redeveloping severely distressed HUD-assisted properties into mixed-income communities. The program has a three-pronged “Housing, People, and Neighborhood” approach that includes not only redevelopment of distressed properties, but also provides support to housing residents related to health, education, and income, while simultaneously investing in neighborhood improvement projects which promote economic development and private investment. Since the program’s inception, the Choice Neighborhoods program has seen 11,000 new mixed-income units built across 44 cities. More than 32,000 units are planned.

“When it comes to Choice Neighborhoods, HUD is an invested partner at the table,” said Secretary Fudge. “Cities and public housing authorities are working tirelessly to address affordable housing shortages despite pandemic-era construction cost increases. The additional Choice Neighborhoods funding represents HUD’s commitment to creating new housing for the communities that need it most. The Choice Neighborhoods approach is a comprehensive model that can be transformative for communities, and we invite more communities to consider tapping into it.”

“CNI is an amazing engine for housing and economic development for neighborhoods in the Southwest. Congratulations to Fort Worth Housing Solutions and the City of Fort Worth on receiving $5 million in CNI funding from HUD,” Candace Valenzuela, HUD Southwest Regional Administrator, said. “Choice Neighborhoods cultivates properties that provide safe homes with a focus on tenant services as well as robust neighborhood economic development.”

The entire list of awardees can be viewed here.

The Opal Breaks Ground in Northwest Fort Worth

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Fort Worth residents, city leaders, developers, supporters and the Grandmother of Juneteenth celebrated the official start of construction on The Opal, a 339-unit, luxury, mixed-income community off Westport Parkway in the thriving Alliance Corridor.

Renowned activist and educator Opal Lee, the namesake of the property, delivered the keynote address at the keynote address before than enthusiastic gathering. Ms. Opal shared stories of her experience in Fort Worth public housing, as well as her dream for The Opal.

Groundbreaking ceremony for The Opal in Fort Worth, Texas on March 9, 2023. (Photo by/Sharon Ellman)

“You ever live in a shotgun house?” she asked. “I have lived in some of that. I have lived in Butler Place, where it was decent housing compared to what I have lived in before. So I’m ecstatic they’re going to wonderful places to live, as well as work.”

The Opal is the sixth affordable housing property developed by Fort Worth Housing Solutions and AMTEX, and sits next door to The Holston, named in honor of former FWHS President Barbara Holston.

“As a sister property to The Holston, The Opal will also offer units for families of different sizes and makeups with access to quality schools and city services,” Fort Worth City Council member Leonard Firestone said. “This property will make a difference in District 7, just as similar projects developed with Fort Worth Housing Solutions and our dedicated partners have made across Fort Worth.”

Half of the units at The Opal will be offered at market rate, with the other half available to households earning 80 percent or less of the Area Median Income. The Opal will reserve 5 percent of the units for households earning 50 percent or less of AMI.

The Opal’s location is convenient to major employers in the Alliance Corridor, including McKesson Corp., UPS, Nestlé and the Facebook Data Center.

“Instead of having people travel up and down 35, they can live where they work,” FWHS President Mary-Margaret Lemons said. “It’s a great place for schools. By having a mixed-income approach, we can serve those market-rate tenants as well as those that need an affordable or workforce unit.”

Lemons, AMTEX President Arjun Nagarkatti and InterBank President & Chief Operating Officer C.K. Lee presented a donation of $3,000 to Ms. Opal for Citizens Concerned with Human Dignity.

“I had a chance to visit with her before we came up here today,” Lee said. “She said, ‘I want you to tell them it’s been my mission to become everyone’s grandmother.’ One of the great roles and responsibilities of grandmothers is to get people’s attention. You’ve gotten our attention, you’ve gotten out country’s attention and today we’re going to celebrate you.”

Construction for The Opal is expected to take about two years and open in spring 2025.

“I think The Opal is going to be, as the young people say, ‘the bomb!’” Ms. Opal said. “Oh, just think of the people who will have decent houses.”

Fort Worth Housing Solutions to Receive $4 Million for Hughes House Public Infrastructure Improvements

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Funding included as part of H.R. 2617, Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 

FORT WORTH, Texas (Jan. 24, 2023) – Fort Worth Housing Solutions will receive $4 million in funding for Hughes House Public infrastructure improvements, as included in H.R. 2617, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023. 

“We are so thankful for this funding, which will lead to much-needed improvements for streets and public utilities that have been lacking for decades,” Fort Worth Housing Solutions President Mary-Margaret Lemons said. “The Choice Neighborhood transformation that is happening in historic Stop Six will bring lasting change to our community and new opportunities for our residents.” 

Hughes House, which will reside in District 5 and is a phase of the Stop Six Choice Neighborhood Initiative, is a mixed-use development that will feature 162 apartments with a variety of floor plans. The development will rise at the corner of East Rosedale Street and Amanda Avenue, and will include about 7,000 square feet of ground-level commercial space ideal for neighborhood businesses. 

Hughes House takes its name from famed Dunbar High School Coach Robert Hughes Sr., the winningest boys’ basketball coach in history. 

“Coach Hughes’ ability to inspire and motivate young men has been recognized on a global scale,” said Mayor Pro Tem Gyna Bivens, who serves District 5. “The accolades recognizing his contributions have their place in all forms of media, but an apartment complex named in his honor ensures thousands and thousands will see that name for decades to come and associate it with one word: Excellence.” 

Representative Marc Veasey voted to pass the historic Fiscal Year 2023 government funding legislation that delivers historic investments in American families and workers – while strengthening Democracy at home and abroad. The legislation includes $30,478,385 in Community Project Funding that Veasey secured to directly respond to the pressing needs of North Texas.  

“I am proud to vote for a bipartisan government bill that delivers for our nation’s families and includes $30 million in key funding that I secured to address long overdue community needs for North Texas,” said Rep. Veasey. “The investments will make a real difference in North Texas that will foster economic development, improve our infrastructure, bolster access to health care, and so much more. I am proud to have fought for funding that will make better communities across North Texas.” 

Rep. Veasey championed funding for 15 projects that will directly benefit North Texas residents. These include: 

 $2,250,000 for the Center for Transforming Lives’ Riverside Early Childhood Education Economic Mobility Center 

$2,400,000 for the City of Arlington – Neighborhood Wi-Fi 

$1,000,000 for the City of Dallas – Hensley Field Shoreline Modification 

$750,000 for the City of Irving – Southwest Park Renovation Project 

 $500,000 for the Dallas College, Dallas, TX for a teaching residency apprenticeship program 

$2,000,000 for the DART Fuel System Modernization Project 

$1,000,000 for the Emergency Department Renovation and Expansion Request for Medical Equipment 

 $4,000,000 for the Hughes House Public Infrastructure Improvements 

$7,750,000 for the Southern Gateway Park 

$1,439,695 for the Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, TX for STEM education programs, including lab equipment 

$4,000,000 for the Transform 1012 N. Main Street professional services and expenses for the design phase, Fort Worth, Texas, Tarrant County 

$750,000 for the United Way of Tarrant County – Mission United 

$750,000 for the United Way of Tarrant County Workforce Development 

$400,000 for the United Way of Tarrant County-Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). 

$1,488,690 for the William M. McDonald YMCA Covered Outdoor Gymnasium Space 

The twelve-bill government funding package will create good-paying American jobs, grow opportunities for the middle class and small businesses, and provide a lifeline for working families. Taken together, the funding for Texas’s 33rd District and the funding increases for critical government programs will continue to reverse decades of disinvestment in our communities. 

About Fort Worth Housing Solutions 

Fort Worth Housing Solutions is the premier provider of affordable housing in the City of Fort Worth. The agency’s portfolio includes 380 mixed-income properties across the city with 89 percent of its 6,800 units offered at various levels of affordability to income-eligible residents. The agency also manages federal Housing Choice Vouchers and other rental assistance programs that help about 6,400 families and individuals cover housing costs each year. In all, FWHS ensures that more than 33,000 people have a safe, affordable place to call home each day. Learn more at www.fwhs.org. 

About the Stop Six Choice Neighborhood Initiative 

The Stop Six Choice Neighborhood Initiative is a multi-year effort developed by residents, community leaders and stakeholders to transform a historic community in Southeast Fort Worth into a vibrant, safe and sustainable community with access to quality education, healthcare, services and amenities – a “neighborhood of choice.” The effort is guided by a 2019 Transformation Plan that calls for six phases of new, mixed-income housing, commercial space, neighborhood improvements and multi-purpose community hub and aquatics center. The U.S. Housing and Urban Development seeded the transformation with a $35 grant Choice Neighborhood Implementation Grant awarded to Fort Worth Housing Solutions and the City of Fort Worth in 2020. In all, the initial HUD grant is expected to trigger more than $345 million in investment and improvements for the Stop Six community. 

In the News

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Sneak Peek: Cowan Place, Stop Six

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Historic Fort Worth neighborhood receives $35 million HUD grant

Fox 4/KDFW-TV, April 27, 2020

Persevering for the East Side: Religious and nonprofit groups pull together to feed a pandemic-ravaged but undaunted Stop Six community

Fort Worth Weekly, April 26, 2020

‘A great day’ $35 million will help restore this Fort Worth Neighborhood

Fort Worth Star-Telegram, April 24, 2020

Fort Worth Neighborhood Wins $35 million HUD grant

Fort Worth Business Press, April 24, 2020

HUD Awards $35 Million to Fort Worth Neighborhood Revitalization

NBC5/KXAS-TV, April 23, 2020

Fort Worth Housing Solutions, AMCAL break ground on Alliance Multi-Family Housing

Fort Worth Business Press: Dec. 20, 2019

Rebirth in Stop Six? Cavile Place Redevelopment Plans Are Taking Shape

Star-Telegram: Oct. 21, 2019

Dennison Returns to Fort Worth Housing Solutions as SVP of Development and Asset Management

Fort Worth Business Press:  April 4, 2019

Once Homeless, Fort Worth Special Olympian Headed to World Games

NBC 5: Jan. 31, 2019

Fort Worth Housing Solutions marks 80th anniversary

Fort Worth Business Press: November 1, 2018

City coming together for affordable housing solutions

Star-Telegram: October 26, 2018

Fort Worth’s public housing authority is overhauling itself

Next City: July 18, 2018

Fort Worth’s solution to affordable housing crisis: Build its own

NBC5: May 31, 2018

Changing the model: Fort Worth Housing Solutions seeks to fund renovations and new affordable housing for those in need.

Fort Worth Business Press: November 24, 2017

For first time in six years, Fort Worth Housing voucher waitlist opens

NBC DFW Channel 5: November 14, 2017

How to apply for Fort Worth housing vouchers

Fort Worth Star-Telegram: November 1, 2017

Butler Place redevelopment gets boost with hiring of a master developer

Fort Worth Star-Telegram: March 22, 2017

Fort Worth erasing stereotypes of affordable housing

CBS DFW Channel 11: March 20, 2017

Developers named for Butler Place redevelopment plan

Fort Worth Business Press: March 21, 2017

Fort Worth Housing Solutions picks developer to rework massive Butler Place site

NBC DFW Channel 5: March 20, 2017

Fort Worth’s Butler Place housing project may close

NBC DFW Channel 5: January 3, 2017

The changing face of Fort Worth public housing

NBC DFW Channel 5: October 26, 2016

Pace picking up on plans to redevelop World War II-era…

Fort Worth Star Telegram: September 10, 2016

Affordable housing: Not just for the poor

FWinc.: July 15, 2016

Fort Worth Housing Solutions preserves development

Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits:  April, 2016

New name, new game plan for affordable housing in Fort Worth

Fort Worth Business Press:  March 18, 2016

Hunter Plaza affordable housing reopens in downtown Fort Worth

Fort Worth Star Telegram:  February 24, 2016

Downtown Fort Worth apartments reopen

CBS Channel 11:  February 24, 2016

 

Media inquiries:

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