Fee Waivers & Tax Abatements
Neighborhood Empowerment Zone (NEZ) Program
The City Council approved a Neighborhood Empowerment Zone (NEZ) program as part of an update to the city's Comprehensive Housing Policy. This program will spur creation and rehabilitation of affordable housing in seven areas in the city, including LBJ/Skillman and Hamilton Park, Casa View, Vickery Midtown, the Forest District west of Fair Park, the Bottom and Tenth Street Historic District, West Dallas, and neighborhoods near Red Bird Mall.
In these zones, developers, homeowners, and landlords may qualify for development fee reimbursements and a 10-year City tax abatement if they do one of the following:
Information about the program (Item #6) and the districts (Items #7-13) is available in the Council agenda for January 22, 2020, here. (https://cityofdallas.legistar.com/MeetingDetail.aspx?ID=734052&GUID=DDB824A6-3459-4E16-9B8F-2331735B1B6B&Options=info&Search=)