The Dallas Department of Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization will host two public meetings in October to help develop long-term equitable and affordable housing in the city, according to a press release.

The meetings are designed to help city officials learn how communities support equitable housing development, prevent displacement of longtime residents from redeveloping neighborhoods, improve infrastructure and opportunity in historically marginalized neighborhoods, and create mixed-income areas throughout the city, according to the release.

The Dallas Accountability for Housing Equity meetings will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Black Academy of Arts and Letters located at 650 S. Griffin St., Dallas, and from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library located at 1515 Young St., Dallas.

The Oct. 14 meeting will focus on facilitating conversation between community members and leaders to build long-term solutions to improve housing equity. The goal is to create a structure that would increase transparency and accountability among city officials. The Oct. 15 meeting will continue the discussion with the goal of creating measurable goals, determine progress that has been made and gather input from community members on steps the city should take to increase housing equity.