Several years ago, a local business man and church member, John Grady gave a multi-family apartment to the Central Dallas Community Development Corporation. Frankly, the building needed a lot of work!
Well, that work has been just about completed. Thanks to Johnice Woods' unbelievable tenacity in working with the City of Dallas the building has been transformed. Using City HOME funds, the project received a grant of $370,000. Each of the 16 units in the building has been completely renovated, much to the delight of the tenants, all of whom elected to remain in the building. In addition, an old structure behind the building has been demolished and the parking lot has been repaved. The side lot is being cleared and transformed into a playground for the building's and the neighborhood's children.
Take a moment to watch the video. I think you'll be encouraged!