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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What Royalty Payments Can Do For Your City

Partnering with Utility Service Partners, Inc., a HomeServe company, to offer the NLC Service Line Warranty Program educates homeowners about their service line responsibilities and enhances their peace of mind. As […]

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Aging in Place is Vital for the Growth and Development of Communities

Christie Myers, Managing Director of Opportunity Dallas, addresses the importance of aging in place to seniors and the community as a whole. On a weekly basis, I am confronted with […]

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Vulnerable Populations Important for Fair Housing Policy

In recognition of Fair Housing Month, Christie Myers, Managing Director of Opportunity Dallas, addresses the importance of fair housing policy and practice to vulnerable populations. “Fair housing practices help people […]

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