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Neighborhoods matter. Research proves it.

Renaissance Heights United is known as a community quarterback. That means we are guiding and supporting community members, organizations and funders to create a vibrant neighborhood for families. To be a successful neighborhood, everyone, and in particular children, must have the right conditions to live, learn and thrive. We work to change the fundamentals of our neighborhood, making it a more welcoming, mixed-income home for families and businesses.

But we don’t want to reinvent the wheel. Our job is to be the connection between businesses, nonprofit organizations and other programs. Together, we can all improve our neighborhoods.

Building a Community Within a Community.

Accomplishments

  1. In the area of mixed-income housing, RHU’s goal is to create a total of 375 to 400 units of mixed-income, multi-family housing. As of now, Columbia Residential has successfully completed 260 units, including 120 designated for seniors. Additionally, there will be 100 more multi-family units in development, with 25 specifically allocated for permanent supportive housing (PSH).
  2.  In the area of single-family, we are excited to announce HousingChannel.orgAs our partner, will aim to develop 250 homeownership opportunities, encompassing mixed-income single-family homes, townhomes, and cottagesHousingChannel.org is a leading housing non-profit organization in North Texas with a 28 year history if revitalizing neighborhoods and providing quality affordable housing solutions. Housing Channel is also committed to racial equity, social justice,  and permanently affordable housing. At Housing Channel the goal is to help people build wealth through homeownership. Housing Channel is the source for local down payment assistance, mortgage tax credit programs, and special financing options available for Low-Moderate Income homebuyers.
  3. In the area of cradle-to-college education, Uplift Education, a nationally recognized charter school network, has built Uplift Mighty Preparatory – a new K-12 school within our neighborhood and has quickly established an excellent cradle-to-college pipeline to serve more than 2,000 children with a preference for Renaissance Heights families.  Additionally, Morris Foundation Child Development Center, operated by leading provider Childcare Associates, offers early learning that serves infants through pre-K.  Also in the neighborhood is the Leadership Academy at Mitchell Boulevard, a pre-K–5 school operated by Ft. Worth Independent School District as part of what’s been called a first-of-its-kind partnership with Texas Wesleyan University, designed to drive academic performance of targeted District schools.
  4. In the area of community wellness, RHU collaborates with several health and wellness partners to facilitate access to high-quality, affordable health and wellness resources for residents. The William M. McDonald YMCA opened in our neighborhood in 2019. Along with state-of-the art workout facilities, gym, and space for community programming, it houses the neighborhood’s early learning center and an aquatic center.  Cook Children’s operates a pediatric neighborhood clinic in Renaissance. Additionally, the main campus of ACH Child and Family Services is headquartered at Renaissance and provides needed resources and skills to children and families struggling with life’s challenges.  Since the construction of a Walmart Supercenter on the Renaissance campus, the area is no longer a food desert

“This is not just about making a nice low-income neighborhood. This is really working to create a community that anyone would want to live in. That’s a pretty high goal.”

 

Renaissance Heights United exists because of the support of people like you.

Renaissance Heights United is the sole initiative of Renaissance Heights Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit corporation.

Donations are tax-deductible.

To learn more and be part of the vision and change at Renaissance Heights, please contact:

Kenny Mosley 
Executive Director

2701 Moresby Street
Fort Worth, TX 76105

[email protected]

Our Vision at Renaissance Heights Foundation

As a leader in Community Development, Renaissance Heights Foundation (RHF), is dedicated to transforming Southeast Fort Worth through our innovative initiatives and collaborative approach. Our mission is rooted in implementing the Purpose Built Communities model, which stands on four pillars: Mixed-Income Housing, Cradle-to-College Career Education, Community Wellness, and Economic Vitality.

Founded on the belief that every community deserves access to quality housing, education, and resources, RHF acts as a strategic engine of change within the neighborhood. We work tirelessly to address the diverse needs of our community, fostering healthy, economically mobile, and choice-filled lives for all residents.

Through our foundation, we prioritize stakeholder-led development of neighborhood infrastructure, funding acquisition, and community support to realize our vision. Our current projects include the development of mixed-income apartments, single-family homes, and townhouses, as well as permanent supportive housing rental units in collaboration with HousingChannel, Columbia Residential and the Salvation Army of North Texas.

At RHF, we understand the importance of creating vibrant, inclusive community spaces. Our efforts extend beyond housing to include streetscape and Happy Park improvements, enhancing recreational and engagement opportunities for residents. We are committed to building a thriving community where individuals and families can flourish.

As we continue our journey, we are excited to showcase Renaissance Heights and Fort Worth as a model of successful community development. With a focus on long-term, innovative solutions, we aim to leave a lasting, positive impact on the community for generations to come.

Join us in transforming Southeast Fort Worth into a place where everyone can thrive. Welcome to Renaissance Heights.

In Community,

Kenny Mosley, Executive Director