Dominating that news last week: New Dallas Housing Policy - Unanimous Approval!
Forbes lists Dallas as the best city for jobs in America for the 2nd year in a row.
Last week we shared how Amazon wants to know how cities will address homelessness and poverty for its HQ2 location, but how is it handling the same situation back home?
This year is the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Fair Housing Act...read about what has been happening since.
Today, city council members have a chance to make history and vote on the city’s first comprehensive housing policy since segregation and redlining.
he Dallas City Council has approved its first comprehensive housing policy designed to address the shortage of affordable housing in the city and break up concentrations of poverty.
For years, the city of Dallas spent tens of millions of dollars on affordable housing with no plan for how tax money would be used.
The goal of the policy is to entice private developers to help build within the next few years the 20,000 new units of affordable housing that Dallas desperately needs.
Two days after lamenting middle-class residents' flight from Dallas, the City Council did something about it. By a 15-0 vote, the council passed Dallas' first comprehensive housing policy, which it hopes will bring 20,000 new homes to 13 of the city's 14 council districts.
The Federal Government wants $4.2 million in housing money repaid by the City of Dallas after an investigation into a program that granted money to replace old homes.
What an irony. On Thursday, the morning when a long-awaited investigative report on a city of Dallas federally financed affordable housing program crossed my desk, who should be sitting across from me but the very guy the city spent two years trying to tar and feather as an unscrupulous landlord.
When it comes to landing a job, one report declares Dallas as the place to be. For the second year in a row, Forbes has named Dallas the best city for jobs in America.
A little more than four years ago, in February 2014, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings launched the Mayor's Task Force on Poverty, telling a United Way lunch crowd that he'd been preaching too much and doing to little to change the economic inequality in the city he's led since 2011.
God bless the City of Dallas for trying to develop a comprehensive approach to housing... Too often it seems that affordable housing efforts are a case of the tail wagging the dog.
By this time next week, depending on how the Dallas City Council votes, this city should have a comprehensive housing policy, No. 4 on my list of Things That Will Never Happen.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott recently proposed a list of 628 low-income census tracks, including 53 in North Texas, to be designated Opportunity Zones by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Dallas Area Rapid Transit owns a nice patch of green in the Cedars, where Powhattan Street dead-ends into the light-rail tracks near, get this, Wall Street — so close to the flourishing, bustling stretch of rebirth down there, though it might as well be miles away.
Adriana, a single mother of two, is a Skill Quest participant. Before the program, she earned $600 a month cleaning homes, and the thought of going to school was a dream.
Dallas now has its first comprehensive housing policy, and along with it, actual hope that some of the city’s most pressing problems can be addressed.
Southern Land Co., an active developer in Collin County, broke ground on the newly dubbed Novē at Knox, a 310-unit, 19-story luxury multifamily project in the Knox-Henderson area.
According to the most recent homeless census reports, there were a total of 427 persons experiencing homelessness in Collin County and 254 persons in Denton County.
A $300K Affordable Housing Program grant from Guaranty Bank & Trust and FHLB Dallas will fund the construction of affordable townhomes in Plano, TX.
For the past several years, property tax appraisal season has produced a lot of complaints. The fast-rising cost of housing is no secret in Denton County.
According to the National Skills Coalition, middle-skills jobs (which require more than a high school education but less than a four-year degree) accounted for 56 percent of the Texas labor market in 2015, yet only 42 percent of the workforce was trained at that level.
How can New York City reach its affordable housing goals while ensuring that residents are living comfortably? The New York City Public Design Commission (PDC) has released new guidelines for designing affordable housing, painting quality of life as an integral part of any such development.
The plan calls for 33 percent of the housing developed to be affordable — though housing advocates have called for up to 50 percent of new housing to be affordable, and many said Thursday that even the narrowed gap between jobs and housing in the approved plan was still far from meeting the demand.
The city wants to tax large corporations to pay for homeless housing, but Jeff Bezos isn't pleased. Rising rents are pushing people onto the streets faster than the city can bring them back inside. Nearly half of the city’s homeless population is now unsheltered.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said housing the city’s homeless is his “No. 1 issue,” and some say his political future depends on it.
Cities across the globe are finding innovative ways to apply smart technologies to help improve the lives of their citizens and communities.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act, designed to prevent housing discrimination by lenders, real estate agents and landlords.
The new funding will allow the city to issue about 6,200 more vouchers, which means the city is on the hunt for interested landlords, according to Lakesha Miller, executive vice president of the leased housing department at the New York City Housing Authority.
Although several cities and states have been making a sincere effort to provide affordable housing for the homeless, their ability to do so is very limited.
Earlier this year, a group of 76 civil rights, housing, and community development organizations voiced their displeasure with the Trump administration moving to delay a controversial Obama-era fair housing rule.
A coalition of national fair housing groups today asked a federal court in Washington, D.C., to order the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to reinstate a federal requirement that local and state governments address segregated housing patterns as a condition of receiving HUD funding.
HUD’s plan would increase the minimum to $150, but it also includes needed flexibility for cities.
A coalition of national and Texas-based housing groups filed a lawsuit against HUD seeking to reinstate an Obama-era rule that linked federal development funding to anti-discrimination efforts.
A federal court should stop HUD from shelving rules that would help curb housing segregation around the United States.