Heroes Houses are supportive housing developments for Veterans in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area, creating affordable, service-enriched, supportive communities. Subsidized by both public and private funds*, Heroes House directly addresses the growing rate of homelessness amongst a population of Veterans that struggles with uniquely high rates of unemployment and special needs**.
At 19,000 square feet, the flagship Heroes House development, located at 2122 Highland Road in East Dallas, is built upon a boarded-up apartment complex structure that had been vacant since 2009 due to a five-alarm fire. The City of Dallas, Veritex, Midsouth Bank, and a group of private philanthropists stepped in to redevelop the structure. It now consists of 30 units of efficiency, one, and two-bedroom garden-style apartments complete with a kitchen, open living and dining areas, and a bathroom.
Heroes House’s latest and larger development, at 2120 52nd St, is nestled in the southern sector of Dallas. This property, having a similar history as the flagship development, was once an eyesore to the community. Philanthropic and remodeling efforts have transformed this location into 67 apartments and 60,000 square feet of living and recreational space for our heroes and their families.
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*NP Community Development Corporation (NPCDC) DBA Heroes House is an IRS 501 (c) (3) and is the philanthropic arm of Karrington & Company. Karrington brings over 20 years of experience in the commercial and residential rehab and construction industry.
NPCDC was founded April 5, 2011 with the mission to provide decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing to our Nation’s Heroes.
**HUD-funded studies have found that properly managed supportive housing “generally has a positive impact on neighborhoods when done at a small scale” and that permanent supporting housing “can promote more stability and thereby, greater health and independence” for its residents. Heroes House has numerous features that improve the lives of its residents. In addition to housing stability, residents receive a full array of case management services from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, V.A. North Texas Health Care System, and other community partners, that include job counseling, substance abuse counseling, educational, technical, health, and wellness training. Heroes House residents receive subsidies through HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program vouchers.