Construction will soon be finished at the Cottages at Hickory Crossing, a housing development for fifty of Dallas’ chronically homeless. (Rendering courtesy of CitySquare)
A housing development for 50 of Dallas’ chronically homeless men and women won’t open until February because of construction delays.
Ackerman said it’s “emotionally taxing to realize that weather delays mean that people we want to get housed have to be outside for another cold and rainy season.”
The cottages will provide permanent homes, medical care and a support system for people who have been homeless for years or decades. It’s expected to save money by keeping them out of Dallas County’s hospitals, emergency rooms and jail. The housing project is the first of its kind in North Texas.
The tiny village is located near Malcolm X Boulevard and Louise Avenue in South Dallas. The $6.8 million project was funded with $1 million from the city of Dallas, $1.5 million from Dallas County and the rest from private donors.