The Dallas Morning News
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CitySquare officials have launched a housewares registry for the future residents of the Cottages at Hickory Crossing.

CitySquare has launched a gift registry for 50 chronically homeless people moving into new homes in March.

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Items on the gift registry include cleaning supplies, towels and kitchen utensils. The items and other furnishings will used in the Cottages at Hickory Crossing, a development of 50 small homes for men and women. The Cottages are slated to open in March.

The goal is to make the 400-square-foot houses feel like a home for the residents, said executive director Keith Ackerman at a housing event Thursday night. The project will provide permanent housing, medical care and a support system for Dallas’ most at risk homeless people. Many of the future residents have been homeless for years or even decades.

The 50 residents have not been selected yet, but Ackerman said they will be among those who most often cycle through the county’s emergency rooms, mental hospitals and the jail.

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