Where the Heart Is annually partners with one neighborhood to instigate overall neighborhood reinvestment. Residents work together with City staff, non-profits, businesses, religious groups and volunteers to stimulate positive physical and social change over the year.
Resident engagement is pivotal to the success of this program. Collectively residents brainstorm ideas, connect resources, identify assets, help neighbors and work together to creatively solve problems and improve their own neighborhood.
Simultaneously the City of Garland is reinvesting in the neighborhood in various ways for example improving streets, updating street lights, improving park access, educating residents and connecting residents to available resources to improve their homes.
WHERE THE HEART IS 2021: WILLIAMS ESTATES & PARK GROVES AREA
In 2021 we are so excited to work with Garland residents living within the boundaries of Garland Road, Miller Road, Shiloh Road and Forest Road. The housing development plats are called Williams Estates, Meadowlark Estates, Garland Park, Garland Groves and Crest Ridge Estates.
There are over 1,300 single family homes, 2 multifamily housing units, 3 churches and several businesses big and small in this part of Garland. This neighborhood was most severely hit by the tornado that blew thru DFW in October 2019.
We will get started in mid-January with outreach efforts. Feel free to contact Nancy if you’d like to get involved right away!
A big THANKS! to everyone who helped with the 2019 WHERE THE HEART IS: Neighbors Helping Neighbors Day on April 27. Over 50 volunteers lent a hand to work on five home repair projects and one community mural project. Check out the video below for a recap of the day.