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Blocked Out: A Conversation on Affordable Housing

October 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Why is it so hard to find affordable housing in Texas? The Texas Tribune has been investigating this question — and others related to what many are calling a crisis — for the past several months. We’ve asked lawmakers, advocates, homeowners and more for their take on why affordable housing remains so elusive and what the possible solutions are. Now we want to hear from you.

Join The Texas Tribune for light bites and a conversation in Dallas on how the cost of housing influences — and is impacted by — the real estate industry, transportation infrastructure, schools and Dallas residents across the socio-economic spectrum. The conversation will be moderated by Brandon Formby, urban affairs reporter for The Texas Tribune, and will include a period of audience Q&A.

Immediately following the event, attendees are invited to stick around for a series of reporter-led roundtable discussions on specific issues of affordable housing that impact their communities. Through these small group discussions, attendees will be able to connect with one another, share stories and reach possible solutions.

This event will be held at the Mercado369 art and culture gallery located in the heart of Dallas’ Bishop Arts District. The event is free, open to the public and includes light bites. Parking is available in the lot just behind the gallery. Street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd. The conversation portion of this event will also be livestreamed at

This event is presented by the Texas Association of Realtors and hosted by Mercado369. Foundation support provided by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Dallas Women’s Foundation, The Simmons Foundation, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and the Foundation for Minority Interests in Media.

Tribune events are also supported through contributions from our founding investors and members. Though donors and corporate sponsors underwrite The Texas Tribune events, they play no role in determining the content, panelists or line of questioning.


October 29, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Texas Tribune


369 W Jefferson Blvd
Dallas, TX 75208 United States
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