Join Council Member Jesse Moreno and the City of Dallas in celebrating Cinco de Mayo

CM Moreno
CM Moreno

What : Council Member Jesse Moreno and the City of Dallas will host two free events to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and the rich culture of Dallas.

In partnership with the City of Dallas’ Office of Arts and Culture, there will be a performance by Anita Martinez Ballet Folklorico at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4 before the council meeting.

In addition, the public is invited to attend a Cinco de Mayo celebration co-hosted by Council Members Moreno, Jamie Resendez, Omar Narvaez, Adam Bazaldua, Paula Blackmon and the Dallas Park and Recreation Department from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Pike Park. This family friendly event will have Folkorico dancers, a DJ, and showcasing local artists. There will be several contests for prizes including tortilla making and Grito/Chili eating.

“This is a great occasion to celebrate both Cinco de Mayo and recognize our City’s support for the diverse arts and culture communities. All are welcome!,” said Council Member Jesse Moreno.

Who: Honorable Jesse Moreno, Council Member, District 2
Honorable Jamie Resendez, Council Member, District 5
Honorable Omar Narvaez, Council Member, District 6
Honorable Adam Bazaldua, Council Member, District 7
Honorable Paula Blackmon, Council Member, District 9

When: 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Where: Dallas City Hall 1500 Marilla, Flag Room Dallas, TX 75201

When: 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2022

Where: Pike Park 2807 Harry Hines Blvd Dallas, TX 75201

City of Dallas Office of Homeless Solutions and partners work to bring neighbors in from the cold

Homeless People

DALLAS – The City’s Office of Homelessness Solutions (OHS) is looking for more organizations with the capacity to offer temporary emergency Inclement Weather Shelter this winter.

“An estimated 700 people experiencing homelessness die from hypothermia every year in the United States,” OHS Director Christine Crossley said. “Our office is committed to providing shelter to those most vulnerable to the elements this winter and is working with organizations across the city to bring our unsheltered neighbors in from the cold.”

Businesses and non-profits are encouraged to apply for permits now and ultimately provide a safe, warm haven for individuals and their families as winter approaches. Approved applicants will be supported by the greater Inclement Weather Shelter working group, which consists of OHS and area homeless services providers.

The city may make an inclement weather shelter declaration and open temporary inclement weather shelters during the winter in the event of:

  • the minimum nighttime temperature is forecasted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service to be 36 degrees Fahrenheit or below at any point between 4 p.m. and 8 a.m. (the next day)
  • for any amount of freezing rain or ice; or
  • for two or more inches of snow (alone or in combination with sleet and freezing rain).

A single-family home, duplex, townhouse, or handicap group dwelling unit cannot be used for this program. Also, the dwelling cannot be within .5 miles of the Central Business District (bound by Woodall Rodgers to the north; I-345 to the east; I-30 to the south and I-35 to the west) with the exception of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center and other city-owned facilities.

The temporary emergency inclement weather shelter program is governed by Chapter 45 and Section 51A-4.217(b)(11.1) of the Dallas City Code, as amended. Operational guidelines include:

  • Shelters may only operate and host shelter participants during times of cold and heat weather advisories.
  • It is unlawful to discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.
  • Shelters must provide a minimum of 40 square feet of space per shelter participant.
  • Inspections will be conducted on an as-needed basis to ensure the shelter is aligned with code compliance as it pertains to the condition of the building, electricity, water, fire safety, etc. However, these are not generally needed if the applicant is in possession of a current City-issued Certificate of Occupancy and is not proposing new construction. 

Interested applicants can download an application from dallascitynews.net and for more information on how to become a temporary emergency shelter, contact TIWS@Dallascityhall.com.

State-of-the-art Renaissance Park is worth celebrating in South Oak Cliff

Renaissance Park
State-of-the-art Renaissance Park

By Yvette Blair-Lavallais

The ribbon-cutting ceremony at the South Oak Cliff Renaissance Park was a celebration to have this state-of-the-art park with a 5.1 mile walking trail, WiFi, solar lights, security, rock climbing and lots of trees.Through a partnership with The City of Dallas, The Trust for Public Land, generous donors and the gift of land by Randy and Jill Bowman, this project that was four years in the making is finally here!

City of Dallas Now Accepting Applications For $10K Emergency Home Repair Program

Home Repair
Home Repair
Photo Credit: Fancy Crave

The City of Dallas has opened a home repair rebate program to provide emergency home repair assistance to qualified low-to-moderate-income homeowners within the city limits of Dallas for replacement or repair of systems/fixtures that have been damaged as a result of the 2021 Texas Severe Winter Storm.

The Emergency Home Repair Program consists of two programs:

  1. Rebate Program for homeowners in the City of Dallas
  2. Non-Profit Program for homeowners served by 501 (c) (3) organizations

Applicants that meet the eligibility requirements listed below and have already hired a licensed contractor are eligible to have up to $10,000 reimbursed to them.

Proof of Household Income (all that apply)

  • One (1) month of most recent pay-check stubs (all household wage earners)
  • Current Social Security and/or Supplemental Security Income
  • Annuity/Pension
  • Unemployment: Statement of Potential Benefit and Wages
  • Court-ordered child support statement (if applicable)

Proof of Identity

  • Government-issued ID

Proof of primary homeowner occupancy

  • Utility Bill
  • Homestead Exemption

Proof of ownership

  • DCAD print out showing ownership info

Proof of damages and that the damage(s) occurred as a result of the 2021 Texas Severe Winter Storm

  • Photos of repair work
  • Copies of paid itemized invoice and/or receipts showing what was paid

Applicants can apply over the phone at 214-670-3644 or download the application and email it along with supporting items above to hipp@dallascityhall.com.

For more information, click here.

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