On May 16th the Ferguson Road Initiative was proud to welcome Heroes House to our community located in the White Rock Hills area. A robust crowd of veterans, community leaders and residents gathered to celebrate the refurbished development at 2122 Highland Road.
The public/private funded supportive housing development consisting of 31-units of one, and two bedroom garden-style apartments was spearheaded by developers Gary Hasty, Ed Spears and Bryan Brown with support from the City of Dallas. Heroes House was established with the mission to provide decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing to our nation’s veterans. In attendance were Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Council members Carolyn Davis and Sheffie Kadane, Mayor Carl Sherman of Desoto, members of the veterans’ community, and the Bryan Adams High School JROTC who led the program with the presentation of colors.
Ferguson Road Initiative board member and Casa Linda Forest Neighborhood Association resident Bill Coleman was on hand for the festivities. “The FRI family is doing great things. The Weed & Seed program is continuing to produce and harvest greatness. Heroes House is just one of many. I want to personally thank the FRI family for their continued support to house our nation’s heroes,” said Gary Hasty. The Heroes House organization will work closely with the V.A. North Texas Health Care System to provide case management services, in addition to securing HUD/DHA Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Vouchers to supplement the rent and assist with the fees associated with the service providers.