redlining

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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Where To Put Affordable (Low-Income) Housing in Dallas: a Different Perspective

By Jon Anderson / August 3, 2015 / 12 Comments

I read Candy’s post on low income housing…and I penned the following note.  In her openness to explore differing opinions, Candy suggested it would make a good counter-balance post. And she reminded me that the Dallas Morning News had an editorial Sunday about how southern Dallas housing is booming– Two of the city’s three hottest […]

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Looking Back at Dallas: How Redlining Shaped the City

By Bethany Erickson / July 22, 2015 / 2 Comments

If the lending practices of the 1940s were still in place, would you have been able to get the mortgage you currently have? In some neighborhoods in Dallas, you’d be fairly confident in saying yes. But in others, the answer might surprise you. A week ago, I was able to attend a workshop hosted by […]

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