Dallas' Cottages for chronically homeless fundedDallas' Cottages for chronically homeless fundedhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=72862013-05-28T14:52:00Z2013-05-28T00:00:00Z

DALLAS - Dallas County commissioners pledged $1 million to a South Dallas housing project that will build 50 cottages for a chronically homeless population that also battles substance abuse and mental illness.

The Cottages at Hickory Crossing has raised nearly $7 million, enough to build the project at 1531 Malcolm X Blvd. and operate it for two years.

The three-acre site is nestled inside the intersection of Interstates 30 and 45, just east of downtown Dallas. It once held a homeless camp of tents, tarps and old furniture.

The 50 dwellings, each 400 sf, are intended to save taxpayers money by giving chronically homeless people a safe place to stay off the streets.

Construction is expected to start in September 2013, and the project will open as soon as March 2014.

About 600 to 1,000 homeless people could be eligible to live in the project.

Read more at the Dallas Morning News.

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