National Facing Race conference in Dallas ends on a joyous and inspiring note

Dallas Morning News

The workshop focused on community land trusts and other tools for redeveloping neighborhoods without pricing out current residents.

“There’s still a lot of exclusion in the housing market,” said Jason Reece, director of research for the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. “In some of our hot housing markets … we’ve got this influx of investment and redevelopment, and unfortunately … that development is higher-end, and it’s going to end up pushing folks out.”

Previous Facing Race gatherings have been held in cities such as New York, Baltimore, Chicago and Oakland, Calif.

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The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity was established in 2003 as a center for interdisciplinary research at The Ohio State University. The Kirwan Institute works to create a just and inclusive society where all people and communities have opportunity to succeed.