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Sign our pledge in support of West Dallas residents

More than 300 West Dallas residents are facing eviction right now after being abandoned by their landlord, HMK Ltd.

These residents deserve to stay in their homes. They also deserve to live in a city where affordable housing is available, and where that affordable housing is dignified and located in the neighborhoods they have called home for decades.

The City of Dallas took a step in the right direction by raising standards for rental properties, but city officials must not stop there. The City must be equally committed to ensuring that affordable, dignified housing is available, and that residents have a pathway to homeownership.

These tenants are not chess pieces. They are West Dallas.

Sign this pledge if you support these residents and their desire to continue living in their homes.

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Más de 300 residentes de West Dallas enfrentan desalojados ser muy pronto después de haber sido abandonados por su propietario, HMK Ltd.

Estos residentes merecen permanecer en sus hogares. También merecen vivir en una ciudad donde hay viviendas asequibles disponible, y dónde viviendas asequibles son dignas y situadas en los barrios que han sido su hogar durante décadas.

La Ciudad de Dallas dio un paso en la dirección correcta al elevar los niveles de propiedades de alquiler, pero funcionarios de la ciudad no deben detenerse allí. La Ciudad debe ser igualmente comprometidos a asegurar que la vivienda asequible, y digna está disponible, y que los residentes tengan un camino para ser propietarios de sus viviendas.

Estos inquilinos no son piezas de ajedrez. Son West Dallas.

Firma este compromiso si apoyas a estos residentes y su deseo de continuar viviendo en sus hogares.

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