The southern edge of downtown Dallas has grown quiet and dank before tonights storm, and theres not a homeless person in sight. Most have sought cover in shelters, under bridges or in the construction sites that dot this side of town. But that doesnt stop Mike Faenza, on this blustery April night, from tracking down anyone left to the elements. The wiry-haired 57-year-old is the president and CEO of Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance, which on May 20 is scheduled to open one of the most progressive homeless centers in the country. Although The Bridge is the citys answer to homelessness, it is every bit Faenzas baby. But all his planning and politicking will mean nothing if he cant convince Dallas homeless population to choose his shelter... More >>>
Raising the ire of the business community, former homeless czar Tom Dunning led a task force that decided that the best place to locate Dallas' new homeless center was downtown.