Dallas is the epicenter for the national tranformation movement. Historically Dallas has been the ground zero for significant social movements that have been both positive and negative. Randy Skinner is passionate about helping Dallas lead the way in the next great positive cultrual transformation.
The Greater Dallas Justice Revival became the official representative of the faith community on behalf of the Dallas Housing Authority and the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance in 2010. Skinner was asked to lead this movement by the faith leaders of Dallas. That same year they developed a program called Homes for Our Neighbors, which partnered local churches with formerly homeless.
By the end of 2011, nearly 2000 formerly homeless people will have been moved into permanent supportive housing with a 97 percent success rate. Skinner helped to negotiate a compromise with local community leaders who opposed the action of the formerly homeless moving into the communities of Oak Cliff and East Dallas.
Skinner worked with the West Dallas/Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce and Cliff Temple Baptist Church in Oak Cliff to resolve the challenges and a new non-profit was developed in partnership with the Dallas Housing Authority to provide jobs and community partnerships. In East Dallas, Skinner worked with City Councilman Jerry Allen of Lake Highlands and the Episcopal Diocese to help improve community relations for PSH residents in that community. To continue the work of partnerships with local churches, a partnership with the Dallas Housing Authority, Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance and local faith organizations. The partnership was called Homes for Our Neighbors. Skinner serves on the board of directors for the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance.