Dallas Collaborative for Equitable Development 

Dallas Collaborative for Equitable Development

Making Positive Changes

This team effort was launched in October 2019, thanks to a generous investment of $6 million by JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Partnerships for Raising Opportunity in Neighborhoods (PRO Neighborhoods) program.

TREC Community Investors took the lead in making positive changes with this funding by joining forces with partner organizations Dallas College, and LiftFund. Working together as the DCED, this powerful group is dedicated to equitable housing and real estate development, jobs and wealth creation, and community ownership and leadership opportunities in three Dallas neighborhoods considered most vulnerable to rapid economic transition:

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The Bottom

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West Dallas–Census Tract 205

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The Forest District

Since the DCED’s inception, TREC Community Investors has played a pivotal role:

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Creating an Affordable Housing Fund to provide for land acquisition and housing construction/rehabilitation for each neighborhood
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Establishing the Community Land Trust
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Developing a real estate project management resource to address the lack of staff and experience in real estate development
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Providing funding for small business real estate acquisition or improvements.
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Working with community leaders to support their efforts in Public Policy changes that ensure adequate representation for each neighborhood.
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REPORT: Adapting to Old and New Challenges in Southern Dallas

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REPORT: A Summary and Analysis of the Dallas Collaborative for Equitable Development

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Report: A Roadmap for Dallas’ Equitable Development

Contact Us

To learn more or to volunteer with the DCED, please contact Pro Neighborhoods Coordinator Celesstia Valdez.