Rep. Marc Veasey Presents FWHS With $4.1 Million for Hughes House Development in Stop Six

FORT WORTH, Texas (June 20, 2024) – Congressman Marc Veasey and other local leaders joined Fort Worth Housing Solutions at Hughes House Thursday afternoon to present an over-$4 million investment for the new development in Stop Six. This investment will support and enhance the construction of the new housing community, named after the late Fort Worth basketball coach Robert Hughes,┬álocated in the heart of Fort Worth.

“We’re here today to highlight and celebrate the important investment that my colleagues and I have had the privilege of working to secure for Fort Worth Housing Solutions,” Representative Marc Veasey said. “Earlier this year, I joined colleagues on both sides of the aisle to pass a government funding package to help secure this funding. Highlighting this investment is especially important as we mourn the loss of a basketball legend, Coach Robert Hughes, who this project is named after.”

Rep. Veasey was joined at the podium by Fort Worth City Councilmember Gyna Bivens, Tarrant County Commissioner Roy Brooks and Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Kimberly A. McClain.

“[Fort Worth Housing Solutions] makes Stop Six a destination place, and I cannot thank [them] enough for the hands-on approach [they] use when approaching my neighborhood,” Councilmember Gyna Bivens said.

The apartment community will be built in three phases. Hughes House I is currently under construction. The funding presented by Representative Marc Veasey is earmarked for the second phase of development, Hughes House II, which will feature new infrastructure, pedestrian lighting, and tree-lined avenues, along with public outdoor space for residents and community members.

“More than anything, I want to thank the residents of Stop Six for being engaged and involved,” said Mary-Margaret Lemons, President of Fort Worth Housing Solutions. “They challenge us when we need to be challenged and support us when we need support. This is all for the whole community. We want this to be a lasting, sustainable development for Stop Six.”