Today begins what could turn out to be one of the most important weeks in the history of our little organization.
This morning we have important meetings with three Dallas City Council members.
Following these meetings, we will sit in on a council briefing provided by city staff. Among other issues will be a presentation of our downtown housing project to the council's committee on economic development.
Then, on Wednesday the full council will take up our project. We need these elected leaders to provide the "go ahead" for our low-income tax credit application with the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs in Austin. Without council approval our current plans will be finished!
So, we face a week filled with important meetings and big decisions.
Hanging in the balance will be a project that would provide new hope and real stability for some of our city's lowest income citizens.
At the same time, the project will allow us to expand several of our other initiatives. When completed, the new development will provide office space for about 40 of our team leaders.
Our plan is creative, engaging, forward-looking and neighbor-sensitive. It should be supported. Our city needs what we have planned.
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Larry James' Urban Daily
A repository of ideas, resources, commentary and opinions concerning the issues facing low-income residents of the inner cities of the United States and how mainstream America largely forgets or, worse, ignores the day-to-day realities of urban life for the so-called "poor." Written and edited by the President & CEO of CitySquare. Please visit CitySquare.
Today and throughout 2013, we need your support to continue our life-changing work in inner-city Dallas. Every day hundreds of our wonderful neighbors arrive at our doors seeking our assistance, offering their help and prepared to pursue a better life. Frankly, the folks we "serve" make essential contributions to the scope, nature and soul of the work we attempt. At CitySquare we honor and recognize the amazing value and richness of our low-income neighbors. During 2012, almost 55,000 different people received the benefit of our wide-ranging services designed to assist in the process of building better lives. We need your help TODAY as we continue to respond to the needs of our community. Even more, we need you to become our PARTNER in the work of compassion and community renewal--work that continues day after day at CitySquare.