Fort Worth Neighborhood Services staff evaluated and scored 10 Fort Worth neighborhoods during the selection process for the 2021 neighborhood for the Neighborhood Improvement Program. Neighborhoods included Carter-Riverside, Como, North Tri Ethnic, Diamond Hill, Altamesa, Las Vegas Trail, Bonnie Brae, Greenway, Bomber Heights, and Glen Park.
The scoring process involves identifying and analyzing areas with distressed characteristics, creating objective data profiles and reviewing the data. The objective data staff reviewed included
- Median Household Income
- Poverty Rate
- Unemployment Rate
- Population without High School Diploma
- Standard Structure Violations
- Broadband Internet Access
- Food Desert
- Pavement Condition Index
- Leverage Resources and
- Neighborhood Association Capacity.
After reviewing the scores, staff recommended the Como Neighborhood to the City Managers Office and Council.
The City Council voted to provide $3.19 million in funding for public safety, capital improvements and neighborhood revitalization to the Como neighborhood as the 2021 target area for neighborhood improvements. The targeted Como area measures 0.8 square miles and is home to 1,909 residents.
Now that the funding has been approved, residents will participate in public meetings and a survey to determine what improvements they would like to see in their neighborhood. The first community meeting will be March 4, 2021.
What's happening in the Como Neighborhood?
- The first stake holders meeting between Como leadership and Neighborhood Services and Community Engagement was held February 1, 2021.
- All meetings will be virtual via Zoom until further notice.
- The first community meeting will be March 4, 2021 virtually via Zoom at 6:30 p.m.
This year-long strategy will:
- Increase public safety.
- Improve public infrastructure.
- Expand community engagement.
- Promote economic revitalization.
- Provide supportive services to reduce poverty and increase self-sufficiency.
About the Como neighborhood:
- Council district
- Median building age
- Median household income
- Families below poverty rate
- Unemployment rate
- Substandard structure violations
- Crimes against persons (per 1,000 residents)
- Total population
51 per year