City, County Partner to Tackle City's Homeless Crisis With New Group

Sheltered from the rain Tuesday in the lobby of Dallas City Hall, Mayor Mike Rawlings said he always thinks about the homeless people living outside when bad weather approaches. "Whenever it rains, many homeless people are in a place where they get wet; they get cold," he said. He said those people stuck on the streets are the reason the City of Dallas and Dallas County are partnering to create a cross-jurisdictional agency to focus solely on solving Dallas' homeless crisis. The group will act as a watchdog of how area nonprofits and agencies manage funds to shelter, counsel and house the city's homeless population. Rawlings and Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins announced Tuesday the creation of the Dallas Area Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness, which will be governed by an 11-member board of directors  Continue reading...

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