Permanent Supportive Housing: A New Future
for Fort Worth’s Homeless Residents

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Convening support to end chronic homelessness

Ten percent of Fort Worth’s homeless population is considered chronically homeless, meaning they meet certain criteria for duration of homelessness and have a disability. The city knew something needed to be done to provide serious, meaningful relief to this group of people in our community. With support from the American Rescue Plan Act, wheels were set in motion to build 120 units of permanent supportive housing in Fort Worth. In addition to providing housing to our chronically homeless population, this initiative will provide case managers and supportive services to help them maintain their independence.

In order to draw down public funding, a $2.5 million community match was required. NTCF fundholders came together with seven other foundations to raise the funds needed to kick off the project.

We’re thankful to the following foundations for providing matching support: Marilyn Brachman Hoffman Foundation, Amon G. Carter Foundation, Fort Worth Foundation, The Morris Foundation, Rainwater Charitable Foundation, Sid W. Richardson Foundation and The Ryan Foundation.

North Texas Community Foundation was instrumental in coordinating this funding and making this initiative a reality. This fund will help transform how our community responds to homelessness and will move us closer to realizing our vision of a vibrant community where everyone has a place to call home.” – Lauren King, Tarrant County Homeless Coalition

This story was originally featured in our 2022 Report to the Community, click here to view the full report.


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