Last month, I was one of 11 artists commissioned to participate in an exhibition on public display in Washington D.C. “The Doors of Make Room,” a public art exhibition aimed at provoking dialogue about the rental housing crisis in America and ways to elevate affordable housing on the national agenda.
What: The Doors of Make Room,
public art exhibition
Where: various locations throughout DC, to be announced on the 13th
When: September 13th through 28th
Make Room commissioned 11 artists from across the country to present a one-of-a-kind fiberglass public art project to make a bold statement about the 11 million American households forced to pay more than 50% of their income on rent and living one paycheck away from losing their home.
The artists of Make Room
For more event info: https://www.makeroomusa.org/events/the-doors-of-make-room/
Housing realities in Dallas
Dallas' first comprehensive housing policy, approved in April 2018, is designed to encourage more affordable housing and disrupt patterns of segregation and gentrification.
Per the report, the city is short about 20,000 affordable units.
Six out of 10 people are rent burdened, which means they’re spending more than a third of their income on rent.
In 2017, nearly 58 percent of home sales were priced between $300,000 and $1 million.