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Dallas Homeownership Rate Remains Low

With the release of the 2015 census data this summer, news outlets across the country praised a nationwide increase in income and decrease in poverty.  The positive trend also includes Dallas although our poverty rates are still comparatively too high.…

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Connecting Through Art–Voting Now Open

           In 2015, Dallas Habitat focused on clearing a long-blighted corner at the intersection of Collins and Clarkson by purchasing nine adjacent properties and demolishing the structures. This problematic intersection had been targeted by the City of…

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Land Bank ROI

Our April newsletter focuses on the return on investment generated by the Land Bank and offers these four suggestions:  Widely advertise the availability of the $1.5 million in HOME funds to encourage more development on land bank lots. Offer the lots…

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Dallas Neighborhoods Changing Over Time

How have Dallas neighborhoods changed over time? For Dallas Habitat, that question helps us better understand many of our neighborhoods. For example, when did a neighborhood start experiencing population loss? Has a neighborhood always had comparatively low overall incomes to…

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Comments on 2015-2016 Land Bank Annual Plan

      Two of the maps included in our 2015 MAP Book depicted land bank lots currently owned and residential lots eligible for the land bank along with accompanying table divided by City Council District.  Dallas Area Habitat for…

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