Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance (MDHA) announced major private gifts totaling $10 million to a collaborative and historic homeless “rapid rehousing” program called the Dallas Real-Time Rapid Rehousing program( DRTRR).
The Dallas Real Time Rapid Rehousing Initiative aims to rehouse over 2,700 individuals experiencing homelessness by October 2023. The plan is to leverage federal dollars and housing vouchers from the American Rescue Plan Act and private philanthropic funding, for a total commitment of $70 million.
DRTRR plans to accomplish this through the rapid deployment of both temporary and permanent subsidies.
The following are key partners in the DRTRR program:
- City of Dallas
- City of Grand Prairie
- City of Mesquite
- City of Plano
- Dallas County
- DHA Housing Solutions for North Texas
- Homeless Collaborative
- Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance
The private funds raised by MDHA will be used to cover vital aspects of the program not already covered by federal money including landlord incentives, move-in kits and administrative and capacity-building expenses necessary for partner agencies to manage the large volume of clients.
The funders comprise 19 families, corporations, organizations, and foundations, with Bank of America, Margot Perot and the Perot Family, and Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) each committing $2.0 million. The CFT commitment is a part of a $3.3 million total commitment by the Collaborative on Homelessness, a group of Dallas foundations founded by The Meadows Foundation that includes Lyda Hill Philanthropies, The Dallas Foundation, Hoblitzelle Foundation, King Foundation, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, and an anonymous foundation.
In addition to the funders mentioned above, DRTRR has received support from: Downtown Dallas, Inc., the Muse Family Foundation, The National and Todd Interests, the Dallas Citizens Council, Toyota, Beck, JP Morgan Chase and Co., Woods Capital, Headington Companies, and Ryan, LLC.