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BEATY BEFORE: TCHP's project partners included the City of Fort Worth, Enterprise Community Partners and The Home Depot. Select the image for a photo album.

Tarrant County Housing Partnership completed a six-month renovation of the Beaty Street Apartment Community, a multi-family complex located in southeast Fort Worth, near Lancaster Avenue and Highway 820. The redevelopment project is the culmination of more than a year's worth of strategic planning and collaboration with the City of Fort Worth's housing and economic development department to provide quality, affordable and accessible housing to individuals and families earning less than 60% of the area’s median income.

The primary source of funding for the development was the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), a federal program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA) of 2008. NSP funds are typically used to stabilize neighborhoods threatened with decline due to vast amounts of foreclosed properties. The Beaty Street complex, which is adjacent to a single-family neighborhood, was recently a blighted, foreclosed property that was dilapidated and boarded up. Thanks to this renovation, the complex has now been restored for the benefit of low-to moderate income families in our community.

BEATY AFTER: Improvements included the installation of energy-efficient features, a new roof and a new security system.

TCHP also partnered with Enterprise Community Partners and The Home Depot to ensure that Beaty's apartment units and buildings offer optimum sustainability and preservation through high-quality, energy-efficient products and materials. The large-scale remodel of the 1960s-era complex featured installation of energy-efficient windows and appliances, new HVAC systems and water heaters as well as new flooring, paint and ceiling fans.

Exterior repairs included the installation of a new Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) roof, concrete paving, new sidewalks and railings and a new security system. Wheelchair-accessible units are also available.

"Our goal is to strengthen the lives of individuals, families, and communities through affordable housing”, said Donna Van Ness, TCHP's president. “We believe quality, sustainable housing transforms lives, and our properties are more than places to live – they are places of support, growth and opportunity.

"TCHP takes a hands-on approach to developing all of our projects, allowing the agency to build and maintain strong relationships with tenants and the communities in which they live, " she added.

Future plans for the Beaty Street Apartments include the conversion of the single family house that's centrally located in the complex to an office/community facility that will provide the residents a local meeting and communal space.

Additionally, TCHP will provide free, on-site enrichment classes, covering topics like budget management and credit counseling, and will partner with other non-profit groups to provide job skills and job hunting training that will enhance economic growth opportunities for Beaty residents.



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