Stop Six Neighborhood Improvement Strategy

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Stop Six has 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.

Financial Empowerment Workshop Series

Register to attend the City of Fort Worth Neighborhood Services Department's Financial Empowerment Workshop Series. Financial coaches will help you take an honest look at your finances, equip you with strategies on how to handle money and put you on a path toward financial empowerment. All workshops are free but registration is required.

Register here

Stop Six Area Workshops will be located at the MLK Community Center, 5565 Truman Drive, and will begin at 6 p.m.:

  • Thursday, March 26 – Master your Money: A Master Class in Budgeting
  • Thursday, April 9 – Banking Besties: Building your Banking Relationship
  • Thursday, April 23 – Hack-a-thon: Protecting your Money & Identity
  • Thursday, May 7 – Credible Credit: More than Just a Number
  • Thursday, May 21 – Savvy Saver: Steps to Successful Saving
  • Thursday, June 4 – Future Focus: Planning for Life’s (Major) Events

For more information about this series email or call 817-392-7540.

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

Video Updates 

Watch how the city's neighborhood improvement strategy is jump-starting new homes in the Stop Six area.

 

Stop Six at a glance

17,947

Population

 

4.4

Size (square miles)

40.4%

Poverty Rate

21.6%

Unemployment Rate

 

51.5%

Graduation Rate

 

95.6%

Children Receiving Subsidized Meals

Pilot Program Area

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The Stop Six Neighborhood Profile Area (shown in red) is a statistical area the city uses for planning purposes. The area outlined in yellow is the target area where the pilot program will be concentrated.