From the Fort Worth Report:
"After The Holston in the Alliance corridor opened in June, Kendrick Ladd moved in with his clothes, a few personal items and his sister’s car. He is an Army veteran who was dealing with homelessness.
Today, Ladd, 32, is running a mobile mechanic business, Kendrick Ladd’s Auto Repair. He is working on getting the LLC paperwork complete.
The Holston does not look like what people might perceive as mixed-income housing. The apartments are built with a modern design, and the complex has amenities like a two-story gym, sand volleyball court and spacious dog park. The complex represents the goal of Fort Worth Housing Solutions: to spread mixed-income developments to help people be self-sufficient and successful.
Fort Worth Housing Solutions has 39 properties around Fort Worth. President Mary-Margaret Lemons said the local housing authority’s goal is to provide affordable housing in every part of the city, which includes inner-city and suburban neighborhoods.
Ladd qualified for rental assistance at The Holston. His unit at the complex is not what he was expecting for low-income housing, he said.
The apartments are near a lot of warehouses, including Amazon, Walmart and FedEx, which are full of job opportunities, he said. Those opportunities allow people to be self-sufficient."
Read the Fort Worth Report's article "Fort Worth housing authority aims to build different approach to poverty," featuring Fort Worth Housing Solutions.