City of Dallas and At Home celebrates ribbon cutting of permanent supportive housing
On Friday June 9, the City of Dallas, the Office of Homeless Solutions (OHS), and At Home, the Home and Holiday Superstore, celebrated the ribbon cutting of the Dallas’ phase one of the City-owned permanent supportive housing property, the Resident Services Building, located at 4150 Independence Drive. The residential units and surrounding grounds will be renovated during phase two of the project, which is anticipated to go to City Council for award later this summer. This project represents a significant step forward in the City of Dallas’ ongoing efforts to combat homelessness and support those in need.
OHS and the City of Dallas are honored to partner with sponsor At Home who designed the layout of every room within the 5,000 square foot building with their donated furniture and accessories. The Resident Services Building provides the amenities necessary for guests to successfully transition to stable housing and a brighter future.
Officials representing the City and County attended the ribbon cutting along with Mr. Lee Bird, Chairman and CEO of At Home.
“We believe in homes for all. Partnering with the City of Dallas, where our Home Office is located, to positively impact our local community is in lockstep with our mission. Every person deserves a safe place to call home, and this work continues our ongoing commitment to provide beautiful, safe spaces in the city where we live and work.” said Lee Bird, Chairman and CEO of At Home.
By providing permanent supportive housing and partnering with community organizations like At Home, the Office of Homeless Solutions is making a tangible impact on the lives of vulnerable individuals in the city.
“At Home’s donation is the most significant donation received to date for a City-owned permanent support housing center. The City’s goal is to create a warm environment that formerly unsheltered Dallas residents can call home”, said City Manager T.C. Broadnax. “At Home has made that dream a reality for this property’s future residents. It is a beautiful space. The City is proud to partner with the At Home team. “
“I am proud to have championed the opening of a permanent supportive housing center in my district.” said Dallas City Councilmember Tennell Atkins who represents Council District 8. “The Resident Services Building will be the gathering point where residents will receive case management, training, and other services. The building features the amenities found in every home that foster friendships and connectedness to the community. Truly, it is a model for the City’s future permanent supportive housing centers.”
For more information about the City of Dallas Office of Homeless Solutions and its efforts to address homelessness, please visit dallashomelesssolutions.com.
At Home, The Home and Holiday Superstore, offers up to 45,000 on-trend home products to fit every room, style, budget or season. From furniture, mirrors, rugs, art and housewares, to tabletop, patio and seasonal décor, At Home offers décor for all, and always for less. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, At Home currently operates 262 stores in 40 states. For more information, please visit us online at athome.com.