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:
- The Bottom
- West Dallas–Census Tract 205
- The Forest District
Since the inception of the DCED, Community Investors has played a pivotal role:
Creating an Affordable Housing Fund to provide for land acquisition and housing construction/rehabilitation for each neighborhood
Providing funding for small business real estate acquisition or improvements.
Working with community leaders to support their efforts in Public Policy changes that ensure adequate representation for each neighborhood.
Click here to read a white paper about DCED
Click here to read our Community Driven Growth Report