HUD spent four years building its recently unveiled case against the city of Dallas, compiling statistics and gathering evidence to show that for years the city been illegally promoting residential housing segregation.
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Evidence that the city was steering affordable housing outside of downtown, the claim that formed the seed of HUD's investigation, was right out in the open all along.
Dallas' City Center TIF, a redevelopment zone that encompasses most of downtown, has a $5 million pot of money earmarked for affordable housing. The condition? It had to be used outside the TIF district.
Karl Zavitkovsky, the director of the city's Office of Economic Development, offered a brief explanation.More »