On Saturday, June 4, 2016, members of the Dallas Police Department spent their morning volunteering with Habitat for Humanity down in south Dallas. Volunteers worked on the early stages of the house, which is located in the historic Joppa neighborhood. Together, with Habitat for Humanity, these volunteers worked to help create a stronger neighborhood and provide safe housing for a deserving family.
Studies have shown this program assists with lowering violent crime in the areas they serve and has increased economic diversity. Additionally, a study by SMU found that every dollar spent by Dallas Area Habitat generates $3.18 of economic activity. The department is already working on planning the next project with Habitat for Humanity. For more information regarding Habitat for Humanity and the studies mentioned please go to www.dallasareahabitat.org.