Dallas Proposes Code Changes To Help Homeless In Time For Summer Heat

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The city of Dallas is proposing amending city code rules in an effort to enhance assistance to homeless residents.

The Inclement Weather Shelter Plan would allow the operation of temporary shelters by faith based groups. Currently, Dallas city rules prohibit such shelters.

“We want to be able to have the ability to expand our homeless response system, so we can get people off the streets when the weather is terrible”, Dallas Assistant City Manager Nadia Hardy said Wednesday.

Under a proposed Inclement Weather Plan, outreach, nonprofit and faith-based groups could provide shelter for homeless individuals and/or families.

The temperature must exceed 100 degrees in the summer months.

Oak Lawn United Methodist Church initiated a temporary Weather Relief Shelter two years ago, despite the city’s rules that prohibit the effort. Senior Pastor…

Original published: 2019-05-15 18:34:20 Read the full Dallas News here

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