DHA’s Move Toward Private Partnerships Is Good for Affordable Housing in Dallas

We’ve long argued that to make a dent in the generational poverty that grips large swaths of our community, Dallas has to develop stronger partnerships with private developers to provide more much-needed affordable housing.For far too many of our citizens — even some with full-time jobs — housing is too expensive in our city and there simply aren’t enough of the places that are affordable to go around.That’s why we’re encouraged to learn that the Dallas Housing Authority has made another positive step in its plan to engage private developers to help fill some of the gaps.It has selected a dozen real estate companies who have an opportunity to help redevelop DHA’s aging properties in southern and central Dallas. Seven properties, three of them now vacant, will be reimagined with both market and subsidized rental housing.  Continue reading...

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