My family and I have experienced ourselves and have heard in several forums now, the need for more rental properties in Douglas. Perhaps this could be due to a lack of information. Whatever the cause, we could better serve potential residents like federal agents, new teachers, and their families.
If you have a rental property or are considering turning your home into one (and are not going through a real estate agent) please consider calling places like the U.S. Border Patrol Station and DUSD Central Administrative Office. You could even comment online under this letter to list properties and contact information. I believe the needs are great, but present great opportunities for new families and new commerce.
There is also a related need to better welcome newcomers to our Douglas family. The greatest resources Douglas has and can ever have are her people and the ideas resident in them. I will never forget conversations I had with newcomers and their families on their doorsteps. My wife and I saw ourselves in them and the experience shook us deeply. Having served on Active Duty, we know what it is like to be thousands of miles away from family. However, we were thankful for services, support groups, and base housing. Our newcomers do not have these things. Our community organizations could do more to welcome new agents, new teachers, and their families.
This was discussed at the Chamber’s most recent luncheon and I am confident they will act. You, your family, and your organization can be a part of a greater solution. Please consider attending the Chamber Luncheon on the first Thursday, Turning Point on the third Wednesday, and the Douglas Community Coalition on the third Thursday of every month. If you would like to be added to the Chamber’s Bi-weekly, please email email@example.com.
These needs are pressing but the arms of our community are big enough to shelter, welcome, and serve new members of our Douglas family. Thank you for considering being a part of a greater solution.
Danny dj Morales