This week's report range from stories of hope to a hard look at housing affordability.
The first two articles actually name two of DHA's properties even though it doesn't name DHA specifically. The 3rd article specifically talks about DHA and Family Gateway
Included are a relevant articles on recent NY and LA housing plans, providing east and west coast perspectives on their unique challenges.
The article on Median-Priced Homes provides interesting insight into migrating families across the US as they search for markets and communities they can afford to live and work in.
Lastly, we've included a couple of websites with great reports and statistics on poverty and homelessness. The last article includes compelling figures as well as an interactive map by city.
The $1.2 million will be paid over five years to support legal services related to eviction, rental agreements, property titles, child support and custody, immigration, wills and probate, veterans claims and other issues, Blue said.
Dallas County is seeing a growing divide in the economic opportunities available to its residents, and it’s becoming more difficult for the poorest people — who are far more likely to be people of color — to pull themselves out of poverty.
Melissa says everything changed when she swallowed her pride and went to a homeless shelter, where she first found out about Family Gateway. It serves as both a short-term emergency shelter, and a longer-term shelter that connects families to counseling, education, jobs, and long-term housing through the Dallas Housing Authority.
...multiple underlying factors threaten the economic prosperity of the county and the region’s biggest city, contributing to growing poverty and rising income inequality...
Marion is one of many who find themselves in McKinney because of the numerous services available for low-income, homeless and otherwise struggling individuals. He said he was looking for a hand up rather than a hand out, which is what he found.
For now, it's just a sliver of land and an old abandoned house at the corner of Bumpas and Fitzhugh streets on McKinney's east side. Named The Cotton Groves, the community is a new stock of affordable housing planned for the northern Collin County suburb.
A new report on life, work and death in Dallas County shows wide disparities in residents' wealth, health care access, educational opportunities and ability to move around.
...a summer jobs program for Denton youth, helping get homeless veterans back in housing and building a better overall infrastructure to respond to homelessness across the city.
In his brand new job, John Montoya spends his work days getting people and organizations to cooperate. At the helm of Habitat for Humanity, Montoya helps Denton County residents finally get the keys to their own home.
...his focus is on a new mandate: empowering Americans who depend on public housing to pull themselves up by their bootstraps and get off government handouts.
For many poor families in America, eviction is a real and ongoing threat. Sociologist Matthew Desmond estimates that 2.3 million evictions were filed in the U.S. in 2016 — a rate of four every minute.
Last week, the Glendale Housing Authority approved an updated plan that altered the way affordable, or Section 8, housing will be administered, as both a way to streamline the process for applicants and cut down on potential fraud in the system.
Three North Texas counties have wound up on a list of the nation's most unaffordable home buying markets. Grayson, Ellis and Collin counties were ranked among the worst in the country for home affordability, according to a report by Attom Data Solutions.
ATTOM Data Solutions Q1 2018 U.S. Home Affordability Report shows that median home prices in Q1 2018 were not affordable for average wage earners in 304 of 446 U.S. counties analyzed in the report (68%).
Denton County ranks among the top performers in the state for many social and economic factors. The factors include education and graduation rates, percent of children experiencing poverty, and unemployment rates.
Leaders have come up with a potential solution through a community development program in South Dallas.
The city’s housing authority will be getting a new chief, but the challenges will be the same no matter who’s in charge.
Having a safe, stable home is a basic need for all children. Homelessness, unstable housing, and the unavailability of affordable housing have dire consequences for children.
To be poor anywhere is difficult enough, but a growing body of evidence shows the negative effects of poverty are amplified for those who live in high-poverty neighborhoods—places where 30 percent or more of the population live below the poverty line.