Dallas Housing Authority

Real Estate News: DHA Announces New Hires, DFW Home Prices Continue to Rise

By Bethany Erickson / October 1, 2018 / 0 Comments
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The Dallas Housing Authority announced two key hires last week, we have average Dallas-Fort Worth and state home prices for August, employment forecasts for the state of Texas, and a look at Compass’s latest expansion plans in this week’s roundup of real estate news.

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Showing Your Work: Does Affordable Housing Always Mean More Crime?

By Bethany Erickson / October 6, 2015 / 8 Comments

After someone sent me a story about the mindset behind a certain email circulating regarding Highland Park ISD’s bond election, you know what stuck out to me? Besides the fact that it felt like a prop from recent HBO miniseries “Show Me a Hero,” which unspooled the whole mess Yonkers, N.Y., found itself in regarding […]

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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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Thanks to Watchful Neighborhood Activists, Rezoning of DHA’s Kings Road Project Will Include a ‘Good Neighbor Agreement’

By Joanna England / April 2, 2014 / 0 Comments

Mike Harper and his fellow Oak Lawn neighbors, the voices behind the RezoningDHA website, worked hard to raise awareness among homeowners when the Dallas Housing Authority submitted a rezoning request for its Kings Road project. And thanks to their persistence and the hard work and consensus building of Dallas City Councilman Adam Medrano, DHA officials were […]

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Hearing For Proposed Oak Lawn DHA Development Slated For Feb. 6 as Neighbors Seek Accord With Housing Authority

By Joanna England / January 8, 2014 / 2 Comments

You remember the huge DHA project that is scheduled for the former site of the housing authority’s Kings Road project. A rezoning proposal that increased the scale, reduced parking and could perhaps exacerbate security issues on the property, had rubbed some neighbors the wrong way. Mike Harper, who runs the RezoningDHA.com website, is hoping that […]

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Dallas Housing Authority CEO MaryAnn Russ Says Site Can't Be Used for Market Rate Housing, Pushes Forward With Doubling Project's Size

By Joanna England / September 30, 2013 / 0 Comments

We published an unedited statement from Dallas Housing Authority President and CEO MaryAnn Russ on Friday, in which she said that DHA clients have just as much right as nearby residents to live in an upscale neighborhood, and that the property on Kings Road must be affordable housing because of federal laws.

OK, that makes sense, but the main gripe of community advocates isn’t having low-income housing, it’s how much of it is planned for the site. Before it was demolished last year, many nearby residents said that the Kings Quarters development, a 70-year-old 200-unit public housing project, was rife with drugs and crime. DHA plans include more than doubling the number of units and decreasing parking. It’s a recipe for disaster, says a former neighbor to the DHA development that was razed.

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