Help Needed

Now that we are well into the new year, our center is looking for some much needed repairs and help in the center. If you are interested in helping out or are willing to donate any of the items listed below, please contact us at or 214-421-2420. We are located at 5106 Bexar St, Dallas, TX 75215.

T.R. Hoover Multipurpose Center Repair Wish List 2017

Painting / Some taping 

Dining Hall

3 Classrooms

Computer lab



Electric Socket

Kids Classroom

Outside Entrance


Boy’s urinal needs replacing

Girl’s  restroom counter top


Playground Exterior Door needs weatherizing

Kitchen Exterior door need weatherizing

Doors need rehanging in the main hall

Front doors need weatherizing


Need cabinet repair

Need shelves repaired

Need Drawers repaired

Need a new grease trap system

In sink garbage disposal

Kitchen need flooring

Parking Lot

Paint parking spaces

Repair parking lot Gates

Repair lighting on TR Hoover Sign


Repair fencing


Exterior Light sconces on building are broken


AC System

Need new units and thermostats

Multipurpose Center

8 office/ classrooms need Flooring

Additional Requests:

1 – 12 passenger van/mini bus
5 – $100 gas cards
4 – Dell all-in-one desk top computers

2- Dell Laptops
1 –Kyocera F-S 6325 Copier Machine

1-Polycam HDX 6000 Video Conference Equip
1-Storage unit onsite or offsite
2 – Commercial food warmers
1 – Commercial Mixer

1- Commercial Ice cream mixer
1 – Commercial Electric Can Opener ( need to open 10oz cans)
1 – Steam Oven Cover (Serve Well model 38005)
1 – 6′ Kitchen Island with built-in electric
10 – Tablets for Reading Program
2 – Company Emergency Kit for 40 people (necessary for sheltering in place)

3-updated TVs for 3 classrooms

1-Xbox One Game System Console

1-Play Station 4 Game System Console

1- Wii Game System Console

1-updated camera system

Food to support Kids and Community Pantry

Need new phones and system at center

Need Partners to help provide ongoing support for Kids Programs
$20,000 – shelter completion legal (permits, etc)
$30,000 – Shelter material: gutters, flooring, windows, tankless water heater, two vanities includes (sink, countertop and faucets), cement siding, washers/dryer, refrigerator, stove, kitchen cabinets (sink and faucets) solar panels, car port
$10,000 – purchase vacant lot next to the shelter – create a garden, compost bin and rain catchment system for shelter use.

Need Electronic Marquee sign for Center


How It All Started…

Welcome to our new website, where you can keep up with all things T.R. Hoover!

We want to start off by telling you the meaningful history of T.R. Hoover CDC and where it all began:

In 1988, the plight of an elderly resident and the assistance she received from neighbors led to the organization of a neighborhood Crime Watch program. The success of the Crime Watch program and the vigilance of its members paved the way for the formation of the “Ideal” Neighborhood Association – a grassroots organization – committed to addressing and improving the noticeable decline of their community. In 1997, Ideal became a CDC and changed its name to T.R. Hoover with a charge to alleviate blighted conditions and address the housing needs of the community.

The name change was significant to the Ideal/T.R. Hoover community. T.R. Hoover, an African-American, was one of the original builders of homes in the neighborhood with an early commitment to improving the quality of life in South Dallas. T.R. Hoover is the great-grandfather of the current CDC director.

The organization’s mission is to strengthen the Ideal neighborhood through partnerships with its residents, associations, local institutions and other public, private and nonprofit organizations while providing wholesome development of housing, economic development and community services.

The majority of the staff, board and volunteers live in this community they serve.  The affections, attachments and expectations are strong.  For many, the organization’s mission has become a self-fulfilling ministry of service to others – they believe the adage, “I am my brother’s keeper.” The CDC is seen as the “good thing” happening in the neighborhood and the hope of the good things to come.

We hope you continue to visit our blog as we keep you up to date on the center and our projects!

See you Soon!