The city of Dallas' Department of Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization is seeking community feedback on housing needs in Dallas.

Community input will help determine how funds from the department’s Mixed Income Housing Development Bonus Fund is used, according to a city press release. In May 2022, Dallas City Council approved amendments to the Mixed Income Housing Development Bonus Program, which is used to incentivize mixed-income, multifamily and mixed-use development through various zoning bonuses, according to the program website. The program allows developers to pay a fee or trade development rights, such as parking minimums, into the city’s new MIHDB fund instead of providing reserved affordable housing units on-site.

The city has started to collect those fees and must determine how to use them toward supporting the development and preservation of affordable housing in Dallas.

The department will hold an online public meeting Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. to discuss the funding. Community members can take the survey here and join the meeting here. Another survey will be distributed during the meeting and shortly thereafter to collect more input, according to the press release.