Can Gentrification in West Dallas Turn Into a Fairy Tale? Maybe.

Beware the feel-good story in West Dallas.That landlord's decision to sell dozens of rundown homes to poor tenants in West Dallas is a double-edged sword - for the poor folks lining up to buy the homes and for a city anxious to expand its tax base by turning a long-neglected community into the next big thing.As sweet and unexpected a gesture as it was, HMK's offer to sell the homes for $65,000 each comes with a caveat: The homes still must be repaired to bring them up to code.  Continue reading...

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