Homelessness

HUD Report Shows Recent Gains Reverse Long-Term Declines in Homelessness

By Jon Anderson / December 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently released their 2018 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) that’s sent to Congress. The most striking thing about the report is how much it seems to take credit for the Obama (and Bush) eras while downplaying the Trump administration’s failings. While HUD crows about homelessness decreasing […]

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Opinion: Timberlawn Not a Suitable Solution to Dallas Homeless Crisis

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / August 7, 2018 / 7 Comments

By Abigail Kuch Reynolds Guest Contributor During last week’s Dallas City Council meeting, council members unanimously shot down a proposal for temporary shelters spread throughout the city in recreation centers as a temporary solution to the city’s critically growing number of homeless. In lieu of that proposal, members of the Council turned their attention to […]

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Buckner Terrace Petition Against Using Timberlawn for Homeless Now Almost 1000 Signatures

By Candy Evans / August 6, 2018 / 0 Comments

As of 12:30 p.m. tonight, the petition started by Buckner Terrace resident Abbi Reynolds has expanded to 920 signatures and is quickly gaining speed. If Mayor Rawlings and the Dallas City Council chose to move ahead despite the protests of nearly 1,000 residents, I would think that would be political suicide, if not worse. And after reading […]

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Buckner Terrace Petition Against Turning Timberlawn into a Homeless Shelter Now Has 500 Signatures

By Candy Evans / August 3, 2018 / 4 Comments

As of 12:30 p.m. tonight, the petition started by Buckner Terrace resident Abbi Reynolds has expanded to 500 signatures. Abbi lives adjacent to the Timberlawn property and fears for her property values, as do many residents in this area (Parkdale, Lawnview).

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Parkdale/Lawnview Association of Neighbors Start Petition Against Timberlawn as a Homeless Shelter

By Candy Evans / August 2, 2018 / 7 Comments

That was fast. Today’s Dallas City Council meeting was focused on the four track homelessness briefing, and there was a lot of discussion, explaining, even arguing over it all, especially Track II: moving the homeless to recreation centers across Dallas on a temporary basis. Almost every city council member was vehemently against Track II, with […]

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Here is the Briefing Presentation from the Office of Homeless Solutions

By Candy Evans / August 1, 2018 / 0 Comments

Homelessness has increased in Dallas by 9 percent, unsheltered homelessness by 23 percent — almost a quarter — since 2017. There are many reasons why, too many to go into right now. You may recall when the tent city was shut down, a plan was enacted to move the homeless to Hensley Field, the site of […]

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