Affordable Housing Summit 2021
The Dallas Area Habitat Affordable Housing Summit was held Thursday, January 14th. This virtual summit brought together affordable housing experts, advocates, and elected officials. See the full event below.
Watch the Affordable Housing Summit
Hear from elected and government officials as well as experts in the educational field about the importance of a comprehensive housing policy and the economic impact that affordable housing has on our city.
Hear firsthand from Affordable/Fair Housing experts as they provide their perspective on the importance of their work and how everyone can support affordable housing in our city.
Meet Our Moderator
Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs
As the former Dallas Police Department Director of Community Affairs and Youth Outreach and current Co-Chair for Dallas Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation, plans to bring years of valuable public policy experience to the local nonprofit.
Meet Our Panelists
City of Dallas Councilmember
Prior to his election to the Dallas City Council, Chad served on the Dallas City Plan Commission from 2017 to 2018. As District 1’s representative on the CPC, Chad played key roles in advocating for and drafting ordinances for Live-Work, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs or Granny Flats) and Inclusionary Zoning, all of which are currently being used by Dallas to create more rooftops for residents of all income levels.
President & CEO Builders of Hope
J.H. Cullum Clark
Bush Institute SMU Economic Growth Initiative
Clark fulfilled a lifelong goal by earning his Ph.D. in Economics at SMU in May 2017, and subsequently joined the faculty of SMU’s Department of Economics. His research has focused on monetary policy, fiscal policy, financial markets, economic geography, urban economics, modern economic history, and economic growth.
Clark’s volunteer leadership activities include serving on the boards of Uplift Education, the Eugene McDermott Foundation, the Yale University Art Gallery, and the Foundation for the Arts, as well as on the investment committee of SMU. He earned a B.A. in History from Yale University in 1989 and an A.M. in Political Science from Harvard University in 1993, in addition to his Ph.D. in 2017. After graduating from Yale he lived for one year in Japan. Clark and his wife Nita have three daughters: Lili, Annabel, and Charlotte.
Planning & Community Outreach Director
Jennifer’s upbringing in Dallas (Oak Cliff) shaped her passion for social justice, activism and service. She remains involved in the community as co-founder of the Moisés E. Molina High School Alumni Association and as board member of the Dallas Mexican American Historical League (DMAHL).
Dr. Myriam Igoufe
Vice President of Policy Development & Research
Dr. Igoufe led the country’s largest collaborative group to develop the North Texas Fair Housing Assessment (22 local governments, PHAs, and County), which was part a new planning process established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requiring federal grantees to identify, evaluate, and address fair housing issues and factors contributing to discriminatory issues. In 2020, Dr. Igoufe and her team secured a multi-year applied research partnership with Harvard University’s research group ‘Opportunity Insights’ led by renowned economist Dr. Chetty. Recently, Dr. Igoufe and her team also were selected to participate in a nationwide initiative to advance diversity, equity & inclusion in education (‘The Bridges Collaborative’), led by The Century Foundation. Her work has received coverage from the Texas Tribune, NPR, CBS, the Wall Street Journal, the Dallas Business Journal, and others.
Dr. Igoufe also serves on the City of Dallas Undesign the Redline Advisory Board, the MDHA Racial Equity Committee, Commit’s Strategic Planning External Steering Committee, and has been named to the Advisory Council of the Dallas Economic Opportunity Leadership Academy. After attending the Sorbonne Law School in Paris, she received her bachelor’s degree in political science, government and international law as well as her master’s degree in public administration from Lamar University. Igoufe earned a PhD in urban planning and public policy from the University of Texas at Arlington.