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Stop Six Neighborhood Improvement Strategy

Stop Six has been selected as the first Neighborhood Improvement Strategy target area. A first-of-its-kind project, the pilot program will use funds set aside by City Council to improve neighborhood vitality and give residents paths to self-sufficiency.

Why was Stop Six selected?

With an unemployment rate two-and-a-half times the city average, 78 percent of the population categorized as low-to-moderate income and a crime rate where 65 per 1,000 people are victims of crime, the area needs an aggressive effort to improve neighborhood vitality

The area does have several programs that promise quick, measurable improvements with improved coordination and investment:

  • Cavile Place Redevelopemnt
  • Fort Worth Independent School District Historic Stop Six Initiative
  • Blue Zones Program Expansion

To help address area needs, $2.56 million was allocated in the city's 2017 budget to respond. The program will be focused on reducing the number of felony incidents, enhancing pedestrian safety, improving residents’ perception of their community, improve neighborhood aesthetics, and leverage additional public and private investment.

Survey

Download a copy of the Stop Six Neighborhood Survey.

Stop Six at a glance

Population

17,947

Size (square miles)

4.4

Poverty Rate

40.4%

Unemployment Rate

21.6%

Graduation Rate

51.5%

Children Receiving Subsidized Meals

95.6%

Pilot Program Area

map depicts the target area in stop six, which is generally bounded by Miller Street in the west, Wilbarger in the south, Loop 820 in the east and Rosedale to the north.

The Stop Six Neighborhood Profile Area (shown in red) is a statistical area the city uses for planning purposes. The area outlined in yellow is the target area where the pilot program will be concentrated.