May 25, 2011
-- FORT WORTH - There wasn’t a dry eye in the house when 100 formerly homeless individuals and Directions Home agencies gathered to honor Fort Worth Mayor Moncrief to thank him for his leadership and dedication to solving homelessness in Fort Worth. The luncheon, hosted by the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition (TCHC) included heartfelt thank you’s by formerly homeless individuals who are now housed as a result of the Mayor’s leadership.
During his leadership, the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition reports:
•Homelessness decreased by 23% since 2007;
•568 persons served through Directions Home programs moved from homelessness to a permanent home; and
•The Continuum of Care achieved their 6 year goal of developing 536 new permanent supportive housing beds in 3 years
“There is no separating the success in our community in developing innovative solutions to ending homelessness and the leadership of Mayor Moncrief. It was deeply important to persons experiencing homelessness to have an opportunity to express their gratitude in a very personal way before the end of his historic term as Mayor of Fort Worth. This day will give them this opportunity.”
said Cindy J. Crain, TCHC executive director.
About Tarrant County Homeless Coalition
The Tarrant County Homeless Coalition (TCHC) is a not-for-profit, 501c(3) organization formed in 1989 to provide leadership to prevent and end homelessness in Tarrant County. TCHC plans, funds and administers programs that assist homeless individuals and families in their transition from homelessness to housing. TCHC is the lead agency in the HUD-funded Fort Worth/Arlington/
Tarrant County Continuum of Care for programs providing shelter, housing and services to homeless persons. For more information, please visit: www.ahomewithhope.org