City Council touches on homelessness in Coppell


Rishitha Penmetsa

Chief Executive Officer of Metrocrest Services Tracy Eubanks speaks on the community effort that Metrocrest Services has provided for the homeless and economically challenged members of Coppell. Eubanks reveals new statistics of homelessness in Coppell and what the organization has done to aid them.

Karen Lu, Staff Writer

On Tuesday night, Chief Executive Officer of Metrocrest Services Tracy Eubanks gave a presentation to the Coppell City Council, revealing that there are two known regularly homeless individuals within Coppell.

From the core values to recently discovered statistics, Eubanks’ presentation covered the long-term goals and recent developments of Metrocrest services

“Our mission is based on self-sufficiency and independence,” Eubanks said. “People come in with a crisis, and we’re there to help them with jobs, training, education, whatever it might be.”

A proposal for allowing murals in the Historic District in Old Town Coppell was also presented. This idea started with Jacaranda Gift Shop owner Sarah Carrick asking to install a fence on her property with a mural painted on it.

The regulations discussed centered on both the aesthetics and messages portrayed on the murals, making sure that all aspects of the art would reflect Coppell’s own values.

Other items on the agenda dealt with increasing the scope of water meters in Coppell, the upcoming Wellness Triathlon hosted by ​Living Well in Coppell and the CORE and the Vision 2040 Strategic Plan.

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