Throughout 2018, a significant number of housing and charitable entities combined to create affordable and senior housing in North Dallas. The newly renovated St. Jude Center was developed to provide permanent supportive housing and tools to become self-sufficient for 104 formerly homeless people aged 55 and older.
In the Fall of 2018, as construction was wrapping up and residents were slated to move in to the St. Jude Center, the renovation ran into a complication with the condition of the roofing throughout the property.
As renovations transformed the old facility at 2920 Forest Lane
into St. Jude Center, roof replacement was compromised to fund
more pressing renovation needs. But further roof complications
rendered apartments at the center unsuitable as permanent
housing and left St. Jude Inc. in need of funds to address the
The Catholic Foundation responded with a grant to replace part of
the roof on St. Jude Center. Grants are made possible by donors
who compound their charitable gifts by giving through the
Foundation’s Philanthropy Fund or establishing their own funds
with the Foundation. Without these donors, the ever-changing
physical and spiritual needs of the Catholic community would be
Meeting Ever-Changing Needs
Since 1955, The Catholic Foundation has been dedicated to meeting the ever-changing needs of the community. Today, the Foundation is trusted to steward the philanthropic legacies of so many and to continue meeting those needs of the Catholic community, including St. Jude Inc.
St. Jude Inc.
A special purpose entity of the Catholic Housing Initiative, St. Jude Inc. works toward providing affordable and senior housing. The newly renovated St. Jude Center will provide permanent supportive housing and tools to become self-sufficient for 104 formerly homeless people aged 55 and older in the Dallas area.
For more information on The Catholic Foundation, and their grant to the St. Jude Center, please click here to view the downloadable pdf.