The Last Word: David Noguera on the ‘Dallas Housing Policy 2033’ Plan

“For this thing to be successful, we can’t do it alone.”

David Noguera
Dallas Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization 
.…on Dallas Housing Policy 2033, via the Dallas Business Journal. 

On Wednesday, Noguera and other officials presented a plan called Dallas Housing Policy 2033 to the Dallas City Council. The policy aims to increase equity and affordability in Dallas housing options, and is built on seven pillars:

  • Equity Strategy Target Areas that identify disparities in housing opportunities
  • Citywide Production to increase affordable housing for a broad mix of incomes
  • Citywide Preservation to improve housing affordability
  • Infrastructure investments prioritizing equity strategy target areas
  • Collaboration and Coordination to align strategies and resources
  • Engagement via diverse avenues of communication citywide
  • Education via a campaign to promote YIMBYism (Yes in my back yard)

To propel the plan forward, a task force would be created. The city council is slated to vote in April on the plan, which Noguera said could cost the city around $400 million, according to KERA—and that’s “just a glimpse” of funds needed to implement it.

“For this thing to be successful, we can’t do it alone,” Noguera said, according to Plamedie Ifasso of the DBJ. “It can’t be the staff, the consultants, and the council members. We really need buy-in from the community to build credibility for this plan and build sustainability, so it can continue over the 10-year period.”

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