MetroTex Association of REALTORS® Seeks Better Dallas Housing
The Dallas area is a large, fast-paced housing market that, like many other metropolitan areas, has a shortage of homes for buyers looking at or below the area’s median price of $140,000.
The tight market has raised concerns that lower- and moderate-income buyers may end up in unsafe or unhealthy housing. The MetroTex Association of REALTORS® is working with local governments to make housing safe for all.
MetroTex’s safe-housing work includes participating in workshops and sponsoring stakeholder meetings through the city’s Neighborhood Plus Program (aka Inspire Dallas). REALTORS® have also met with Children’s Hospital and Dallas city staff to learn about the environmental triggers for childhood illnesses — such as insect infestation, mold, old carpeting and lead paint — that arise from residing in unsafe housing.
MetroTex is also working with the city of Dallas on a safe-housing ordinance. The goal is to craft a proactive law that deals with health- and safety-related issues. MetroTex is working with city staff to gather community input, and to help devise workable solutions to the issues.
These partnerships are examples of how the MetroTex Association of REALTORS® is a true advocate for homeowners and homebuyers.