City of Dallas Equity Assessment of Affordable Housing Policies


Along with colleagues Christine Campbell and Michele Williams, John conducted a racial equity assessment of the City of Dallas’s affordable housing policies.  The assessment relied on extensive community input and culminated in a presentation of 11 recommendations for change to the Dallas City Council.  The findings and recommendations are summarized in this final report.  Recommendations start on page 8, following the executive summary.



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Overcoming Medicaid Barriers to Improving Homeless Health

In December 2023 John was invited to present on Overcoming Medicaid Barriers to Improving Homeless Health Outcomes to researchers with the University of Massachusetts Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences and their colleagues.  The meeting included a wide-ranging and rich discussion about the researchers’ work supporting Massachusetts Medicaid’s risk adjustment efforts to improve health outcomes for people living homeless with significant behavioral health challenges. 

Dallas Housing Policy 2033

In 2022 the City of Dallas, Texas asked John Gilvar, Christine Campbell, and Michele Williams to help it develop a radically new affordable housing policy framework.  The City wanted the new policy to acknowledge that increasing racial equity is integral to improving affordability for the entire community.  The resulting new framework, known as Dallas Housing Policy 2033, was adopted by the Dallas City Council on April 12, 2023. 

Medical Respite Services Panel Discussion

John Gilvar moderates a panel discussion on Medical Respite Care at the 2020 Washington Conference on Ending Homelessness.  He’s joined by Edward Thomas House Medical Respite Medical Director Dr. Leslie Enzian, Washington Health Care Authority Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. Charissa Fotinos, Ben Miksch of United Health Care.