Monday, March 06, 2006

This Week. . .


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.

Please remember us this week.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where can I find more information aout "the plan" you're writing about? Also, what is the relevance of the photo accompanying your post?

Chris Field said...

Larry-

You guys will be in my prayers this week. I can't wait to see what God continues to do for CDM as you all seek to serve some of his most needy.

Chris

happytheman said...

Larry,

What a great time for all this process to take place. May during a time that we give up on things of this world give to our Lord and share the things we have may God Bless CDM as it has been His hands to the community.

On another note, whales on a building in Dallas. Thought it was a wall in Laguna Beach or the Arena in Long Beach for a moment.

Larry James said...

Anonymous, send me an address and I will send you a copy of our plan.

The building is at 511 N. Akard in downtown Dallas and is the one we have under contract for our affordable housing effort.