Affordable Housing Dallas

RIBA Stirling Prize Claimed By Public Housing Project Shows What Can Be Done

By Jon Anderson / October 25, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Royal Institute of British Architects awards the Stirling Prize to the best building of any type built in the UK during that year. First awarded in 1996, the Stirling Prize has been awarded to everything from the media gallery of the Lord’s cricket pitch in 1999 to the rebirth of a 12th century fortified […]

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Outcomes For Families, Children, Are Affected by More Than Location

By Jon Anderson / December 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

The US Census Bureau, along with researchers from Harvard and Brown universities, tracked the economic trajectories of 20 million children beginning in the mid-1980s (aged mid-30s today). The result is the Opportunity Atlas, an interactive map that overlays multiple data points onto each of the 70,000 Census tracks in the country (a Census tract contains […]

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Dallas Hosts Virtual Town Halls on Affordable Housing Strategy

By Amanda Popken / January 31, 2018 / 0 Comments

On Monday, the City of Dallas hosted the first of four virtual town hall meetings to gather community input for updates to its Affordable Housing Strategy. It comes less than two weeks after the Jan. 17 Dallas City Council briefing on a Market Value Analysis report by Reinvestment Fund, a nonprofit conducting this research and analysis for cities […]

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Stable Housing is The Single Best Way to Combat Poverty And Save Money

By Jon Anderson / January 26, 2018 / 2 Comments

As part of a discussion about affordable housing, I wrote that poverty wasn’t aspirational. Like most things in life there are both simple and complex explanations.  In the US, a lot of poverty is explained by a systemic game of three-card Monty whereby minorities are kept at arm’s length from money through education and opportunity […]

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Three Graphics Show Why Everyone is Talking About Affordable Housing

By Jon Anderson / January 23, 2018 / 1 Comment

Everyone within earshot of CandysDirt.com knows that Dallas housing prices have been on a tear for the past five-ish years for both purchasers and renters.  I recently concluded a series on affordable housing options in Southern Dallas. I went because it’s fast becoming one of the few places that remains affordable to ever-larger numbers of […]

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