The Housing/Community Improvement Commission serves as an advisory board to the city council and makes recommendations concerning federal, state and local programs relevant to community welfare. It solicits the cooperation of local civic organizations and the local press in making the city a better place to live, work and play. The commission sponsors and initiates programs by citizens to improve the community, and makes recommendations to the city council for the allocation of Community Development Block Grand funds.
Meets third Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Members
Nine members. Mayor and council members appoint one member each. Apply
To apply for a city of Grand Prairie board or commission, fill out the
Boards and Commissions Application (PDF), contact the City Secretary or call 972-237-8035. Agendas
View Housing/Community Improvement Commission agendas and minutes below.
Why does Grand Prairie not have a transportation system for the general public?
When DART was created in 1983, it required cities to devote a 1 cent sales tax in order to participate, which Grand Prairie elected to reserve and use for other purposes. In order to join now, cities have to devote the 1 cent sales tax by vote of the people. Grand Prairie does not have a 1 cent sales tax available for this purpose. But Grand Prairie does have a Park and Ride on I-30 east of Belt Line. And the city is in discussions with DART to serve the lot in the future. The West Irving Light Rail station also serves Grand Prairie near Belt Line and Rock Island.
Who qualifies for the "Grand Connection" transit service?
The Grand Connection transit system serves those who are at least 60 years of age or have a physical or mental disability.
If you are 60 years or older, you must provide proof of age (a copy of your state issued drivers license, a stated issued identification card or a birth certificate will meet this requirement).
An individual with a physical or mental disability, must have a physician or your licensed health care professional complete and verify Part V of the application. If you are a Medicaid applicant, please mark it on the application. We will verify your Medicaid status with the Texas Department of Health and Human Services Transportation Department.
What are the fares for the Grand Connection?
There are no fare charges for medical/dental appointments to the Dallas County Health and Human Services Nutrition Program. However, there are fare charges for other requests, as follows:
Grocery Store, School and Work: $1.00 each way
Books of tickets may be purchased in advance through the transit drivers or the dispatch office. Contact 972-237-8546 for further information.