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City, Fort Worth Housing Solutions selected for HUD EnVision program

Posted June 8, 2018

The U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department has selected Fort Worth Housing Solutions and the City of Fort Worth to be a site for the EnVision demonstration program. Seventeen sites across the nation were chosen in a competitive application process.

One of Secretary Ben Carson’s signature initiatives, EnVision Centers will offer HUD-assisted families access to support services that can help them achieve self-sufficiency.

“We’re honored and thrilled that we’ve been selected by HUD to serve as one of the nation’s new EnVision Centers,” said Mary-Margaret Lemons, president of Fort Worth Housing Solutions. “We’ll now be working closely with the city and our many community partners to begin planning for a center that will successfully support the efforts of low-income families across the region to achieve their self-sufficiency goals.”

To be located at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 5565 Truman Drive, the EnVision Center will be a centralized hub that serves as an incubator to support four key pillars of self-sufficiency: economic empowerment; educational advancement’s health and wellness; and character and leadership.

“The City of Fort Worth is incredibly excited to partner with HUD to transform housing assistance with services and comprehensive community support,” Mayor Betsy Price said.

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