Dallas’ housing crisis: Evictions, tenants and property owners

 

By MIKE McGEE

The Dallas Examiner

 

As the effects of COVID-19 continues for months on end, a potential rent and housing crisis looms in Dallas County.

Joblessness remains high even as the $600 CARES Act state unemployment assistance has run out, with low- and middle-class households continuing to feel an economic pinch. For many locals, this has meant rental deferments, rent assistance and temporary moratoriums on evictions.

However, tenants and property owners are both finding this type of aid far from perfect, and more importantly, unsustainable in the long term. It is in this current state of events that Social Venture Partners Dallas presented “Housing Responds, A Part of the Responds Series from SVP Dallas,” held Aug. 11.

Panelists involved in the video presentation represented experts and decision-makers in Dallas housing.

Their discussion was intended to “shed light on what is to come for our communities and


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