Millennial Homeowners Surprised by Maintenance Costs

Millennial homeowners make up 40 percent of new home buyers, moving into the market at a later age than prior generations. However, homeownership has been more stressful, expensive and disappointing […]

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Services Can Help Older Adults with Aging in Place

The COVID-19 pandemic, unfortunately, is influencing our lives in many ways and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future – including how older residents in your community approach […]

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When Buying a New Home, Examine the Plumbing

Nearly a quarter of Millennials and Zennials have expressed dissatisfaction with their current home after working from home during the coronavirus pandemic, according to the HomeServe Biannual State of the […]

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Coronavirus Presents Challenge to Municipal Officials

Federal health officials have left it up to state and local officials on what measures will be used to prevent or control a coronavirus outbreak in their communities. “Local and […]

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Millennials Buying Housing Face Difficulties Finding Affordable Homes

Christie Myers, Managing Director of Opportunity Dallas, addresses the affordable housing challenges of Millennials. Felicia’s story isn’t unique, but her determination, despite the hand she’s been dealt, is admirable. A […]

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What’s Behind the Raw Water Trend?

“Raw,” or “live” water has become trendy, especially in California and New England, and it’s dangerous. Raw water startups are popping up around the country, and people are sharing the […]

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Community Garden Saved a Neighborhood and May Save an Entire City

Christie Myers, Managing Director of Opportunity Dallas, shares the story of a public-private partnership to help address homelessness, including a community garden. Segregated since the Jim Crow era, Dallas’ Bonton […]

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Take Over Your Block: An Interview With Better Block Foundation

The latest NLC housing report addresses the importance of neighborhood revitalization. Christie Myers, Managing Director of Opportunity Dallas, interviewed Krista Nightengale, Managing Director of Better Block Foundation, about the great work they […]

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National League of Cities (NLC) 2019 Housing Report

Earlier this month the National League of Cities (NLC) released a comprehensive affordable housing report entitled “Homeward Bound: The Road to Affordable Housing” Rising home prices and stagnant wages have […]

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Encourage Water Conservation with These Four Tools

Water seems ubiquitous – we turn on the tap, and it’s there. However, less than two percent of water on the planet is freshwater, and only 1 percent is available as drinking […]

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