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Go In-Depth on Our Legislative Priorities: Modernize the 211 Referral Helpline

211 is an important community resource that can be particularly useful for our low-income neighbors. However, the service has been underfunded for years. Dur…

Go In-Depth on Our Legislative Priorities: Equity in Public Transportation

Public transportation is vital for Texans to be able to access education, financial stability and healthcare services. The Texas Department of Transportation…

Go In-Depth on Our Legislative Priorities: Payday Loans

Throughout Texas, cities have adopted local ordinances to limit the harmful impact of payday and auto-title loans. During the 2023 Texas legislative session,…

Go In-Depth on Our Legislative Priorities: Eviction Sealing

Eviction is the leading cause of homelessness, and just one eviction filing can cause housing insecurity for up to seven years. During the current Texas legi…

At United Way Day at the Capitol, Advocates Call Attention to Key Policy Issues for North Texans

At United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, one of the ways we work to improve access to education, income and health is by uniting our voices through advocacy. Wh…

Our 2023 Legislative Priorities at United Way of Dallas

The 88th Texas Legislature is in full swing, and lawmakers have introduced more than 4,500 bills on a staggering number of topics. At United Way of Metropoli…

Free Tax Services Save North Texans Millions Every Year

Preparing and filing a tax return can be time consuming, confusing and expensive. At United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, we offer free tax prep services to si…

By Supporting STEM Education, We Can All Help Build the Workforce of the Future

STEM—which stands for science, technology, engineering and math—has become an important focus of many school districts across North Texas. STEM programming i…