homelessness in Dallas

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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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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CM Lee Kleinman on Homeless in North Dallas: “Doing Everything my Power to Stop This”

By Candy Evans / July 31, 2018 / 0 Comments

These 20 city-owned recreation centers have been deemed “ideal” candidates to temporarily house the homeless: These recreation centers are only deemed “good” – meaning the centers above are preferred locations. We are working to get the entire presentation up on SCRIBD 

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DAYtoPLAY to Raise Funds, Awareness for Dallas Homeless Families

By Bethany Erickson / March 5, 2018 / 1 Comment
family gateway

One of the few homeless shelters in the area that caters to families, Family Gateway is also one of the few places where an entire family can volunteer, something architect Eddie Maestri appreciates. The nonprofit exclusively serves homeless families, providing both shelter and social and educational services to homeless children and their families, offering care […]

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Dawson State Jail: A Developer’s Potential Valentine for the City of Dallas

By Candy Evans / February 15, 2018 / 6 Comments

We were all too busy yesterday, either with our Valentines (nice!) or, sadly, processing the news of yet another high school mass shooting in Florida. Truly, it’s hard to think of real estate right now. But yesterday, it occurred to me that a North Texas developer has given the city a potentially HUGE gift, the […]

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