“A home is fundamental to a family’s success in school, jobs and accessing health care [..] Now is the time to continue to come together to help families stay in their homes.”
HELP PREVENT EVICTIONS IN NORTH TEXAS
Nearly a year and a half into the pandemic, many of our North Texas neighbors are still feeling the effects of this unprecedented situation every day.
Consider the statistics around potential evictions: The New York Times reports that 16.4% of renting households in Dallas County owe back rent. In Denton and Collin counties, that percentage is 11.3% and 11.7%, respectively.
As Ashley Brundage, executive director of housing stability and senior vice president of community impact at United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, explains, being evicted is a devastating event that disrupts the life of the entire family.
“Eviction causes a family to lose their home,” she said. “They are expelled from their community, their children have to switch schools, it causes job loss and—perhaps not surprisingly—it can affect people’s mental health. A home is fundamental to a family’s success in school, jobs and accessing health care. Our community was experiencing a housing crisis prior to the pandemic, and many families continue to experience the impact of the economic shutdown. Now is the time to continue to come together to help families stay in their homes.”
You can help local families who are facing eviction stay in their homes and maintain the stability they need to thrive. Join our movement of hand-raisers who are passionate about creating opportunity for all North Texans. Donate now to support programs like the Dallas Rental Assistance Collaborative and invest in lasting change right here at home.
ABOUT UNITED WAY OF METROPOLITAN DALLAS
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas is a community-based social change organization that puts opportunity in the hands of all North Texans. Working with our determined supporters, we lead the charge to improve education, income and health—the building blocks of opportunity. We invite all change-seekers in our community to Live United to achieve lasting results right here at home.Learn More
This article was published on: Aug 2, 2021