City and HMK Landlord Discuss Selling West Dallas Houses to Tenants

Dallas officials on Monday asked a landlord who is shuttering hundreds of his low-rent rental homes, mostly in West Dallas, to consider selling some houses to tenants.After meeting with city officials, HMK landlord Khraish Khraish said the city is “barraging me” to sell West Dallas houses by June 3, when the residents are supposed to be gone.“I have all along said these houses are not fit for sale as they are,” Khraish said. But he added, “Everyone is free to make me an offer.”Mayor Mike Rawlings, Mayor Pro Tem Monica Alonzo and Vana Hammond, the city’s leader on its GrowSouth redevelopment initiative, met with Khraish, his attorney and others in an hour-long meeting. Community representatives sat in for a portion of the discussion.“The residents keep saying they want to stay in their houses,” Hammond said. “If we can make them homeowners and fix them up, we will.”  Continue reading...

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