Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
East Arlington Streets, Phase I-III
This project consisted of infrastructure improvements in low income neighborhoods such as: rebuilding of curbs, pavement replacement, subgrade, sidewalks, ADA ramps, drive approaches, and other related street improvements. Water and/or sanitary sewer line renewals were completed in conjunction with street renewals. Local CBG funds were used to make the project happen.Phase I and II streets included South moor Drive, Jeanette Court, Elaine Court, LeJuan Court, Laura Lane, Lovers Lane, and Glynn Oaks Drive.Phase III streets: Barton Drive from Sherry to Kent was substantially completed.
$1,154,060 in CDBG funds will be used for streetscape improvements on New York Avenue from Abram to Park Row (phase I) and Park Row to Arkansas (phase II). Funds will also be used for pedestrian amenities along the corridor, including lighting, landscaping, trash receptacles, benches, pavers, pedestrian traffic signals, and accessibility features. Approximately 6,000 Arlington residents will benefit from these improvements.This project is scheduled to be completed in Fall of 2017.
Water from the Rock – Computer Literacy & GED Programs
Water From The Rock is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, faith based organization that provides adult literacy classes(GED Preparation and English as a Second Language), computer literacy classes, clothing for job interviews and work, and food assistance to individuals living in Central Arlington, Texas. Contact Water from the Rock to see how they can help you to strength your job skills and successfully back into the workforce. For more information, please visit their website.
Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
ESG funds are used to support three homeless shelters in Arlington. During the last program year, 1,845 homeless individuals were served at the Arlington Life Shelter, Safe Haven and Salvation Army. 20 households were provided rapid rehousing services by Safe Haven and Center for Transforming Lives. The City participated in monthly coordination meetings for the Tarrant Area Continuum of Care and made over 150 referrals to housing resources for homeless individuals and those at risk of homelessness.
HOME Investment Partnership Program
Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA) Housing Improvement
The City provides HOME funding for quality single-family housing developments in partnership with non-profit housing developments. The Development Corporation of Tarrant County has transformed over 15,000 sq. feet of vacant lots and dilapidated housing into energy efficient, sustainable homes. Nine homes in the NRSA have been equipped with Energy Star appliances and significant energy-saving features to help the homeowner reduce utility costs. These homes are located within Central Arlington close to schools, hospitals, job centers and other community amenities. For more information, please visit tchp.net and dctc.net.
Homes for Veterans and Persons with Disabilities in Central Arlington
Tarrant County Housing Partnership (TCHP) worked with the Citi Military Veterans Network, City of Arlington HOME funds, Home Depot, Keller Williams Realty and DSCI to acquire and rehabilitate a vacant and foreclosed house in a low-income target area in East Arlington.Recently, The Development Corporation of Tarrant County, a non-profit, Community Housing Development Organization, has constructed two new homes, which are available to purchase by qualified veterans.