Stop Six was been selected as the first Neighborhood Improvement Strategy target area. A first-of-its-kind project, the pilot program will use funds set aside by City Council to improve neighborhood vitality and give residents paths to self-sufficiency.
To help address area needs, $2.56 million was allocated in the city's 2017 budget to respond. The program will be focused on reducing the number of felony incidents, enhancing pedestrian safety, improving residents’ perception of their community, improve neighborhood aesthetics, and leverage additional public and private investment.
Why was Stop Six selected?
With an unemployment rate two-and-a-half times the city average, 78 percent of the population categorized as low-to-moderate income, and a crime rate where 65 per 1,000 people are victims of crime, the area needs an aggressive effort to improve neighborhood vitality.
The area does have several programs that promise quick, measurable improvements with improved coordination and investment:
- Cavile Place Redevelopment
- Fort Worth Independent School District Historic Stop Six Initiative
- Blue Zones Program Expansion
Watch how the city's neighborhood improvement strategy is jump-starting new homes in the Stop Six area.