Dallas Affordable Housing

Dallas Needs Zoning Rewrite To Send Warning Of Today’s Reality

By Jon Anderson / March 1, 2019 / 4 Comments

[Editor’s note: Jon Anderson is a columnist for CandysDirt.com. His opinions are his own.] The actions and words of many city plan commissioners and city council members should be a warning to all who live in multi-family areas – discrete zoning designations don’t matter. Personal investments made in part because of existing zoning don’t matter. You […]

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Dallas Ushers In Its First Comprehensive Housing Policy

By Jon Anderson / May 10, 2018 / 9 Comments

Yesterday morning, the Dallas City Council unanimously approved its first housing policy aimed at addressing affordable housing.  It took a while, but we’ve finally put on our big boy pants.  You may recall back in January the city rolled out a Market Value Analysis that measured housing across Dallas to map the varying levels of […]

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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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Seth Fowler: The End of Affordable Housing as North Texas Knows It

By Seth Fowler / July 11, 2017 / 3 Comments

“Eli’s coming..Eli’s coming…Well you better hide your heart, your loving heart…Eli’s a-coming and the cards say… a broken heart.“ Yes, I am going to compare the Dallas-Fort Worth housing market to “Eli’s Coming” by Three Dog Night, a song about a womanizer on his way to breaking hearts. “Eli’s coming” also means that something evil or […]

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How Much Money Does it Take to Live Like a Human in Dallas?

By Jon Anderson / September 1, 2015 / 10 Comments

By Jon Anderson Columnist Candy and I have been opinionating back and forth on low-income citizens and how their access to safe and affordable housing is a means to promote economic upwards mobility. After all, if the poor are less poor, they will live richer lives (by any definition) and contribute more to society. Unlike […]

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