DRC partnership honored for innovation in housing solutions
August 2017
Breaking new ground
The Palm Tree Apartments project honored 
 
The Palm Tree Apartments, a privately developed supportive housing community for people once homeless, won an Award of Excellence from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) at its summer conference in Indianapolis.

The community, a project of the Paulos Foundation in partnership with the DRC and Fort Worth Housing Solutions, won in the Program Innovation: Affordable Housing category for projects and programs that produce affordable housing through innovation or public/private partnerships.

The 24-unit apartment complex, originally built in 1955, was purchased by the Paulos Foundation in late 2015. The complex was then renovated and accepted its first residents in May 2016.

Today the Palm Tree Apartments provide permanent supportive housing for people escaping homelessness, 80% of whom had lived unsheltered in the surrounding Six Points Urban Village.

Its success shows the power of the DRC's three-step solution to homelessness. Our proven process is simple: together we prepare, place and support people experiencing homelessness in permanent housing that is linked with the help individuals and families need to emerge from homelessness as productive, healthy people. 

Learn more at   DRC-Solutions.org, and join us in creating community solutions to end homelessness .
When the bough breaks
Homelessness, violence & children

More than 1,900 people are homeless in greater Fort Worth today.
One in five is a child.
 
Homelessness can be devastating for kids, many of whom experience violence in the course of their families' struggles.
 
The haunting effects of this childhood trauma can last a lifetime, leading to developmental delays, behavioral issues, adult illness and disability, even premature death.
 
Together we can break the terrible cycle. This fall, the DRC will launch the Homeless Children Victims Advocacy Project, a healing source of trauma-informed care to help children and their families overcome homelessness and violence.
 
Learn more, and make your contribution to this vital new program on or before North Texas Giving Day.
North Texas Giving Day 2017

For the first time this year, you can schedule your North Texas Giving Day gifts before the big day, then kick back and relax knowing you've made a contribution to lifesaving programs like the Homeless Children Victims Advocacy Project .

Nothing could be easier. Just wait until September 7, and then:
  • Visit the DRC at NorthTexasGivingDay.org.
  • Enter your gift.
  • Follow the leaderboards and all the online action September 14 at NorthTexasGivingDay.org. That's when your gift will be charged and credited to the DRC.

You can schedule a gift anytime September 7-13. Plan to give starting September 7, and help us spread the word, won't you? Together we'll build permanent solutions to homelessness in Tarrant and Parker counties