‘This book could make me homeless’: Dallas public library’s ‘This Book Could Make Me Homeless’ guide
Dallas public libraries across the country are hosting a new, online resource that allows patrons to access resources to help with the city’s homelessness crisis.
In an announcement on Friday, the Dallas Public Library Board said the guide is “designed to give people the tools they need to plan for their futures, including housing and health care.”
It is a collaborative effort with a variety of organizations, including the Dallas Foundation for the Homeless and the Dallas Police Department.
The Dallas Public library system has hosted the guide for two years.
The website includes advice for each of the six different categories of services, including job search, rent, housing, education and transportation.
There are also options for people who may not be able to access the service due to disability or mental health issues.
The guide also offers suggestions for how to move forward after a homelessness situation.
The program is called “This Book Would Make Me…” and was launched by the Dallas City Council in 2016.
Since then, it has been featured on ABC News and NBC Nightly News.
In January, the city announced it would be providing $100,000 to help homeless people who live in the city with rent payments and other expenses, which is part of its citywide homelessness reduction program.