Catholic Charities of Dallas to Receive $300,000 to Help HMK Tenants in West Dallas

Catholic Charities of Dallas will receive $300,000 to assist and distribute to tenants of the low-rent landlord HMK Ltd. who now face evictions from their aging rental houses in West Dallas and Oak Cliff.The announcement Tuesday follows the flight of more than half of the 300-plus households who have moved from their homes in an ongoing struggle that has illuminated the city’s lack of affordable housing for the poor.The money comes from the Housing Finance Corp., a unit within the city of Dallas's office of economic development.David Woodyard, Catholic Charities chief executive, said his organization will administer the funds for those who’d like to own a home or get assistance with transitional housing or training in financial literacy.But he was quick to admit that the dollars will stretch only so far. “My fear is it is not enough,” Woodyard told those who packed a conference room for the housing meeting.  Continue reading...

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