Housing Crisis Center ‘takes care of the whole person’ to battle homelessness

Whenever Kathryn Jacob mentions the Housing Crisis Center, she usually gets the same reaction.

“No one knows who we are,” said Jacob, the Dallas agency’s executive director.

The nonprofit organization has a $2 million annual budget and provides 195 units of housing, many of them for formerly homeless veterans and women who have experienced domestic violence. It also provides emergency financial assistance to keep others from becoming homeless.

Jacob said she hopes the expanded services lead to more awareness about the organization.

The center found itself in the spotlight in Lake Highlands this year when it agreed to run a 50-unit housing program for the formerly homeless at the Trinity Palms apartments. The complex is located on Forest Lane just north of LBJ Freeway.

The plan, funded by the Dallas Housing Authority, drew opposition from nearby Lake Highlands homeowners.

Read remainder of the story at Dallas Morning News.

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