Tag Archives: Affordable Housing

Housing Crisis Center ‘takes care of the whole person’ to battle homelessness

Whenever Kathryn Jacob mentions the Housing Crisis Center, she usually gets the same reaction. “No one knows who we are,” said Jacob, the Dallas agency’s executive director. The nonprofit organization has a $2 million annual budget and provides 195 units … Continue reading

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Summary of Last Week’s DFWREimagined Stories

Dallas Streetcar Update/Map How urban design is making our cities more verdant, walkable, and sociable Walkable Dallas-Fort Worth suggests ways to make green space of Dallas Arts District more useful Decades in the making, Dallas’ Cityplace is developing last 16 … Continue reading

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Dallas-Fort Worth apartment rents will rise / Homeownership Down

This trend should not come as a shock as without subprime mortgages less people can afford starter homes,  DFW is continuing to grow in population and employment — and most importantly apartment supply will continue to be constrained by few … Continue reading

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Transit-Oriented Gentrification

I’ve written several articles on the issue of the need for affordable housing at TOD — see An Affordable Responsibility: True Transit-Oriented Developments Require Adequate Low-income Housing and The Perfect Platform for Affordable Housing: Adding Affordable Units in Transit-oriented Development … and … Continue reading

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Transit Oriented Development & Affordable Housing

Awhile back I wrote an article for Units magazine on the need for an affordable housing component as part of DFW’s future transit-oriented development, entitled “The Perfect Platform for Affordable Housing.” Yonah Freemark has published a piece at Next American … Continue reading

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Essential city workers who cannot afford to live in it

Although the following story is about major city in Australia, the difficulties in providing “workforce housing” exist in DFW urban areas as well. JENNY OWEN was born in Alexandria, but the Ambulance Service worker can only afford to live there … Continue reading

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Dallas Housing Authority reveals plan to spread out housing for homeless

 Dallas Housing Authority officials said Monday they have a plan to prevent a concentration of housing for the homeless in any one neighborhood. The agency will give 10 extra points in a scoring process to proposals in census tracts that … Continue reading

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