Our West Dallas home

In 1993, DHA built its headquarters in the heart of West Dallas, which was once the highest concentration of low-rise public housing in the country. The neighborhood was also severely polluted with lead from a nearby smelter that operated from the 1930s until its closure in 1984. During 1994 and 1995, DHA worked with the EPA to remove the lead pollution in the neighborhood and redeveloped the land with new mixed-income single-family homes, townhomes, and apartments.

Today, West Dallas is a vibrant, healthy neighborhood with amenities for community members of all ages. The area is home to so many wonderful resources and organizations that help ensure we continue to evolve into a prosperous and healthy part of Dallas. DHA also purchased the Lakewest Shopping Center and attracted a major grocer to a neighborhood that was once a food desert.

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Here is a highlight of some of the great resources from education to healthcare, job training, restaurants and parks that have developed in DHA’s backyard in recent years:

  • El Centro College
  • Goodwill Industries of Dallas HQ (133,000 sq. ft facility for training, retail store, etc.)
  • Greenleaf Village (a subdivision that facilitates affordable single-family homeownership)
  • Head Start of Greater Dallas
  • Lakewest Assisted Living (continuum of senior care)
  • The Lakewest Family YMCA
  • Lake West Women’s Health Center (operated by Parkland)
  • Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge
  • Mercy Street Sports Complex
  • The Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy
  • Trinity Groves
  • Uplift Academy
  • West Dallas Community School

We are proud to have our headquarter in West Dallas and look forward to the continued growth of this community.

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