Elected officials, construction company representatives and more joined Cece Cox, second from left, for a ceremonial groundbreaking at Oak Lawn Place. (David Taffet/Dallas Voice) Resource Center held a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony for its new senior housing facility that will be known as Oak Lawn Place.
Among those speaking was a representative of Rep. Colin Allred’s office who announced $1 million in funding for the project under federal Community Project Funding.
County Commissioner Elba Garcia said $5 million would be allocated from the American Rescue Plan. Representing the city, Councilman Jesse Moreno called the project “a legacy for those who came before us.” Other elected officials attending included representatives of Rep.
Jasmine Crockett and Sen. Royce West. Local state elected officials were unable to attend because they’re in Austin fighting of anti-LGBTQ legislation.