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Blocked Out: A Conversation on Affordable Housing

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Mercado369

369 W. Jefferson Blvd.

Dallas, TX 75208

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Why is it so hard to find affordable housing in Texas? The Texas Tribune has been investigating this question — and others related to what many are calling a crisis — for the past several months. We’ve asked lawmakers, advocates, homeowners and more for their take on why affordable housing remains so elusive and what the possible solutions are. Now we want to hear from you.


Join The Texas Tribune for a conversation in Dallas on how the cost of housing influences — and is impacted by — the real estate industry, transportation infrastructure, schools and Dallas residents across the socio-economic spectrum.

Immediately following the discussion, attendees are invited to stick around for a series of reporter-led roundtable conversations on specific issues of affordable housing that impact their communities. Through these small group discussions, attendees will be able to connect with one another, share stories and reach possible solutions.

Panelists include:

  • Monte Anderson, Dallas-area developer
  • Christie Myers, managing director for Opportunity Dallas
  • Regina Nippert, executive director of The Budd Center at Southern Methodist University
  • Miguel Solis, trustee for the Dallas Independent School District

The conversation will be moderated by Brandon Formby, urban affairs reporter for The Texas Tribune, and will include audience Q&A.

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This event will be held at the Mercado369 art and culture gallery located in the heart of Dallas' Bishop Arts District. The event is free, open to the public and includes light bites. Parking is available in the lot just behind the gallery. Street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd. The conversation portion of this event will also be livestreamed at texastribune.org/events.

We Also Want to Hear From You

In tandem with our ongoing investigation into affordable housing issues in Texas, the Tribune has produced a Community Conversations toolkit on affordable housing to help you bring the discussion to your community and catalyze a constructive dialogue on the scope and impact of the affordable housing challenges across the state. Learn more about our Community Conversations series and download the affordable housing toolkit here.



This event is supported by the Texas Association of Realtors and hosted by Mercado369. Foundation support is provided by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Dallas Women's Foundation, The Simmons Foundation, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and the Foundation for Minority Interests in Media. Tribune events are also supported through contributions from our founding investors and members. Though donors and corporate sponsors underwrite The Texas Tribune events, they play no role in determining the content, panelists or line of questioning.

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