Ann Lott

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    Oh, So That's Why Jerry Killingsworth Looked Like He Was Hiding Something While Testifying in the City Hall Corruption Case

    When the DHA originally decided not to renew Ann Lott's contract as president and CEO of the DHA in October 2006, Dallas housing director Jerry Killingsworth alleges in a lawsuit against the DHA that he had an agreement to replace her, but "political reasons" prevented him from doing so.Jerry Killin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    At City Hall Federal Corruption Trial, Former DHA CEO Says Hill Wanted a Lott of Love

    Former Dallas Housing Authority CEO Ann Lott​This morning at the Dallas City Hall federal corruption trial at the Earle Cabell, we are getting insight into the involvement of Ann Lott, former CEO of the Dallas Housing Authority, in this whole sorry mess. I'm not sure where we're headed. But so f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2008

    One Step Forward, Ten Steps Backward

    Joyce Foreman On her blog yesterday, former Dallas Area Rapid Transit board member and political activist Joyce Foreman posted an item in which she called Dallas city council member Dwaine Caraway “[Mayor] Leppert's head Negro watcher at Dallas city hall.” There has been some tittering about it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2008

    DHA Board Chair Betty Culbreath Serving Hot Ham Sandwiches

    Betty Culbreath Thought now might be a good time to peek at the blog of Betty Culbreath, the Laura Miller-appointed chair of the Dallas Housing Authority, which, it was revealed today, is paying CEO Ann Lott $90,000 in severance following her resignation Tuesday. Culbreath, who yesterday posted a co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2008

    Ann Lott Out as DHA CEO

    Ann Lott After the jump, the official announcement from the Dallas Housing Authority concerning the resignation of CEO Ann Lott. But first, the lead: "The Dallas Housing Authority (DHA) Board of Commissioners accepted the resignation of Ann Lott, president and CEO effective July 29, 2008 during a sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2007

    Mayor Names New DHA Board Chair. Fascinating.

    The mayor today named Betty Culbreath as the next chair of the Dallas Housing Authority board. S'gonna be fun. Just got a call from Mayor Laura Miller, who says she has appointed a new chairperson to the Dallas Housing Authority board. And it's none other than Mayor Laura fave Betty Culbreath, who's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2007

    A Lott of Work to Do at DHA

    Really, we're gonna have to get a new picture of Ann Lott at this rate. Nonetheless, here we go again... A few final words about the resignation of Dallas Housing Authority board chairman Guy Brignon, who submitted his adios yesterday to the mayor who appointed him. Actually, this isn't so much abou ... More >>

  • News

    January 4, 2007

    From the Ground Up

    Central Dallas Ministries helps the poor find their own bootstraps

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2007

    Guy Brignon's Letter of Resignation

    Since we don't have a photo of Guy Brignon, we thought we'd run this one of Ann Lott. Again. Hey, could be worse. This came out of left field: Guy Brignon, the Mayor Laura Miller-appointed chairman of the Dallas Housing Authority board, sent the mayor his letter of resignation today. Brignon steps d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2007

    Guy Brignon Wanted Ann Lott out at DHA. Instead, He Leaves.

    Just got off the phone with Mayor Laura Miller, who confirms something we just heard: Guy Brignon -- the controversial chairman of the Dallas Housing Authority board who worked to oust DHA's CEO and president, Ann Lott -- has resigned. His letter of resignation is on its way to Unfair Park, and when ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2006

    The DHA Mess? It's Getting Messier.

    Look, maybe we just never get tired of running this picture of Ann Lott. Ever think of that? Guy Brignon, the chairman of the Dallas Housing Authority and a real-estate developer and apartment complex owner, said earlier this week he won't OK or even discuss DHA president and CEO Ann Lott's highly c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2006

    The Why Guy, As In: Why Didn't Guy Brignon Show to the DHA Board Meeting Last Night?

    Larry James today writes that DHA's president and CEO Ann Lott "has been doing her part without fanfare" and now finds herself in a "battle" because of it. Central Dallas Ministries' president and CEO Larry James posted to his blog today a lengthy essay on Dallas Housing Authority president and CEO ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2006

    Ann Lott: Out, Then In...Now Out Again?

    Just when Ann Lott thought her relationship with the DHA board was on the mend, now she gets word her contract extension may not be so, well, extended after all. In today's paper there's a story about how Guy Brignon, chairman of the Dallas Housing Authority board, wants to delay the extension of DH ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2006

    From Fired to Really Hired: The Mayor Explains the DHA Mess

    A week ago, Dallas Housing Authority CEO Ann Lott was fired. Today she's having her contract extended. Say what? What a difference a week makes. On December 5 it was revealed that the Dallas Housing Authority board was getting rid of agency president and CEO Ann Lott, who's adored by the low-income ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2006

    A Culbreath of Fresh Air, Vanished

    You know what's odd? Yesterday, we linked to City Plan Commission chair Betty Culbreath's blog, where she wrote on Wednesday about the possible reasons behind the Dallas Housing Authority's decision to get rid of CEO Ann Lott. In her post, Culbreath wrote that she knows "for a fact a Professional pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2006

    Re: DHA Has a Lott of Nerve

    Betty Culbreath, chair of the City Plan Commission, seconds the emotion that Ann Lott's ouster as Dallas Housing Authority CEO has something to do with the city's wanting to sell Little Mexico to a private developer. (Michael Davis at DallasProgress pointed us in Culbreath's direction.) Indeed, she ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2006
  • News

    August 17, 2006

    Change Is Gonna Come

    With some help from his friends, Don Williams intends to save South Dallas one block at a time

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2006

    Gone to Hell

    Brian Harkin The Herrling Court Apartments in Fair Park have been abandoned for years, and rather than tear it down, the city keeps paying to board up the windows. There's also two years' worth of litigation. None of that's cheap. Janet Spugnardi is a lawyer in the code compliance section of the Da ... More >>

  • News

    September 8, 2005

    After the Flood

    Plus: Still Living, Wrist Slap, We Screwed Up

  • News

    March 28, 2002

    Lost Houses

    By my count, somebody may be shorting Judge Buchmeyer 110 low-income houses in West Dallas

  • News

    March 29, 2001

    Houses Divided

    A fight over public housing pits working-class East Dallas homeowners against their poorer neighbors in a battle tainted by claims of racism