Renaissance Heights is a historic community in Fort Worth, Texas that is positioned for bold new possibilities.

For nearly 100 years, the Mason Heights area in southeast Fort Worth functioned as an orphanage operated by the Masonic Lodge. When funding dried up, the Masons closed the orphanage and then sold the land in 2005. Today the area is home to an emerging 200 acre master-planned, mixed-use development that will provide exciting new opportunities.

At Renaissance Heights Foundation (RHF), our commitment to community transformation is unwavering. Through our strategic partnerships and collaborative efforts, we are paving the way for a brighter future in Southeast Fort Worth. From revitalizing neighborhoods to providing essential resources and programs, we are dedicated to empowering residents and fostering sustainable growth.

As we forge ahead, we invite you to join us in this journey of progress and prosperity. Together, we can create a thriving community where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Thank you for your continued support and partnership as we work towards a better tomorrow for Renaissance Heights and beyond.

Kenny Mosley, Jr.
Executive Director
Renaissance Heights Foundation

Renaissance Heights is in an optimal location for new development and improved opportunities for residents.

Important partners and nearby services include:

  • ACH Child and Family Services
  • City of Fort Worth
  • Columbia Residential
  • Cook Children’s Health Care System
  • North Texas Area Community Health Centers, Inc.
  • Southeast Fort Worth, Inc.
  • Tarrant County, Texas
  • Texas Wesleyan University
  • The Shoppes at Renaissance Square
  • Uplift Education
  • William M. McDonald YMCA
  • Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County
Renaissance Heights shows how people can work together to build community
- Chris Shelby, Columbia Renaissance, Senior Resident

Our Vision for Renaissance Heights

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 has proven effective at playing the role of strategist and coordinator and succeeded in enhancing economic mobility in 76105 and surrounding zip codes. We work tirelessly elevating our community initiatives and advocating for the people who call Renaissance Heights home.

In the area of Neighborhood Development (2024-2026), we will prioritize stakeholder-led development of neighborhood infrastructure, funding acquisition, and community support to realize our vision. 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.

Going Beyond Housing: We understand the importance of creating vibrant, inclusive community spaces. We are dedicated to advocating for targeted investments in the civic infrastructure, including streetscape improvement, development of Happy Park, creation of new athletic fields and pavilion at the YMCA, and establishment of commercial retail space for small businesses.

As we move forward, we’re eager to highlight Renaissance Heights and Purpose Built Communities as a blueprint for successful community development. Emphasizing forward-thinking, innovative approaches, our aim is to make a lasting, positive impact on the community that will endure for generations.

Experience the transformation with us! Welcome to Renaissance Heights.

In Community,

Kenny Mosley, Executive Director