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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


Below is a list of frequently asked questions by topic. You can skip down to specific topic areas using the links below.

 

 

Community Development FAQ

The County receives about $2 million each year from HUD to operate a community development block grant (CDBG) program in its unincorporated area and in the fifteen following cities with populations of less than 50,000.

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Economic Development FAQ

Already the home of a vibrant, well-educated population; nationally-recognized research institutions like UT-Southwestern and UT-Dallas; Fortune 500 firms like Texas Instruments, Kimberly-Clark, and Southwest Airlines (Dallas County has the fourth-largest concentration of Fortune 500 corporate headquarters among counties in the U.S. and actually has more of these headquarters than 39 states); the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank; operations centers for JP Morgan Chase, Citicorp, and Capital One; major distribution centers for Amazon, Frito-Lay, Whirlpool, and Wal-Mart; famous restaurants, shops, and boutiques; and an active and innovative small business community, Dallas County is committed to ensuring that the phenomenal economic growth that has occurred over the past several decades continues into the future.

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Fair Housing FAQ

Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, makes discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, handicap, familial status, national origin illegal in connection with the sale or rental of most housing and any vacant land offered for residential construction or use.

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Historical Commission FAQ

The Dallas County Historical Commission, which consists of fifteen individuals appointed by the Dallas County Commissioners Court, serves as the County's primary advisory body on historic preservation matters. Its mission is to preserve, protect, and promote the historical resources of Dallas County for the education, enjoyment, and economic benefit of the County's residents. It is responsible for providing the first level of review for State historical marker requests, and it typically conducts two-to-three special projects per year. Staff support is provided by the County's Planning & Development department.

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Parks & Open Space Program FAQ

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Zoning FAQ

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