Housing Forward sees more than 2,000 residents in homeless system at end of 2023

Housing Forward sees more than 2,000 residents in homeless system at end of 2023

Data presented at this month’s Dallas Area Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness meeting led to more questions from partnership members. Members seemed especially surprised that two-thirds of unhoused residents surveyed in 2022 self-reported that they were experiencing homelessness for the first time, according to Housing Forward’s Homeless Management Information System. The partnership is a […]

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Dallas Documenters - January 30, 2024

Meeting barriers: What Documenters have learned about Dallas public meetings

Meeting barriers: What Documenters have learned about Dallas public meetings

When we launched the Dallas Documenters program in Spring 2023, we intended to train and pay residents to attend public meetings like any other resident would and to break down access barriers. Documenter programs are nationwide, and we knew we would very quickly find issues accessing public meetings. Although the Freedom of Information Act and […]

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David Silva Ramirez - January 26, 2024

Great Trinity Forest leak spills 3.6 million gallons of water, Environmental Commission questions Dallas Water Utilities’ response

Great Trinity Forest leak spills 3.6 million gallons of water, Environmental Commission questions Dallas Water Utilities’ response

Bonton representatives want to know why no one told them about a city water leak lasting 11 months and spilling more than 3.6 million gallons of water into their community. The Dallas Environmental Commission brought up these questions in an October meeting with Dallas Water Utilities. DWU Assistant Director Regina Stencel presented to the commission. […]

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Dallas Documenters - December 11, 2023

Dallas Park Board questions efforts to connect minority and women-owned businesses to city projects

Dallas Park Board questions efforts to connect minority and women-owned businesses to city projects

The latest on City of Dallas MWBE contracts During a September meeting, members of the Dallas Park and Recreation Board questioned the effectiveness of connecting minority and women-owned businesses to city projects. This was after the Dallas Park and Recreation Board approved projects and contracts and noticed a lack of minority and women-owned businesses applying […]

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Dallas Documenters - October 24, 2023