Neighborhood Plus Plan builds enduring foundation for future of Dallas
The City of Dallas has launched Neighborhood Plus, a new planning process to engage community stakeholders and target issues that impact neighborhoods across the city. Neighborhood Plus encompasses six strategic goals:
1. Drive stakeholder involvement by creating a collective impact framework of coordination between neighborhood organizations, government agencies and nonprofit service providers.
2. Alleviate poverty by increasing earnings for low wage earners, expanding workforce training, prioritizing Pre-K education, addressing homelessness and fostering transportation, child care and health programs for residents.
3. Fight blight through identification and returning negatively impactful properties to productive use.
4. Attract and maintain the middle class through pilot programs, eliminating barriers and addressing infrastructure needs and supporting and leveraging school choice programs and quality.
5. Expand homeownership by expanding programs to reach a broader range of potential buyers.
6. Raise the quality of rentals through better design standards, code enforcement and aligning planning and investment around DART transit stations.
Neighborhood Plus will work to influence how the City allocates and leverages resources and foster partnerships and solutions that connect housing, education, health, transportation and economic empowerment leading to lasting change. By harnessing stakeholder’s efforts, the program also work to reverse the trend that allows zip codes to determine destiny.
For more information on Neighborhood Plus visit http://dallascityhall.com/departments/pnv/strategic-planning/Pages/Neighborhood-Plus.aspx.