Homeownership remains the primary wealth-building tool for middle-income families, especially for people of color, and one powerful way to reduce the racial wealth gap. Yet for growing numbers of families in Dallas, homeownership is increasingly out of reach due to lack of affordability and systemic inequities. Less wealth from homeownership by blacks and Latinos means less overall wealth. In turn, less wealth passes to the next generation and less homeownership introduces instability into the community. And the damaging cycle continues. Available housing choices increase or limit financial security. These choices must include a continuum of safe, affordable, timely, and sustainable ownership and rental opportunities. There are tools and strategies to make home buying easier and renting of quality affordable housing more beneficial.
What is the current state of affordable housing in Dallas? What are existing strategies to increase affordability? What innovations and best practices are replicable in Dallas? Where and how can philanthropy provide strategic support? Join your colleagues to address these questions and more.
Allison Salas Fasy, Executive Director, Terry Family Foundation
Maureen Milligan, Assistant Director, Department of Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization, City of Dallas
Linda McMahon, President & CEO, The Real Estate Council
Dora Zapata, Vice President & Community Relations Senior Consultant, Wells Fargo Corporate Philanthropy and Community Relations
Hosted by Dallas Foundation & North Texas Asset Funders Network
WHEN: Tuesday, March 19th, 11:30 A.M. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: The Dallas Foundation – Old Parkland, 3963 Maple Avenue, Ste. 390, Dallas
Deadline to register: Monday, March 18th at noon