Housing “Choice” Vouchers

Listen to Renters Speak out about Housing Voucher Discrimination

As bills try to make their way through Texas’ 87th legislative session (2021), ICP and Texas Tenants Union housing choice voucher holders speak out about the voucher discrimination they face while searching for housing. (click the above picture to access the video) Video production courtesy of Texas Housers HB 886: Seeks to repeal the 2015 …

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ICP’s Second Apartment Survey Shows Abysmal Results as Rampant Discrimination against Housing Choice Voucher Holders Continues to Segregate North Texas Households

Three years after release of its 2017 landlord survey report, which showed only 12% of landlords in Dallas, Collin, Denton and Rockwall counties accepting renters who use housing choice voucher subsidies, the Inclusive Communities Project’s (ICP) 2020 report shows worse results with only seven percent (7%) acceptance. For Dallas County alone, the acceptance rate was …

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Sterlingshire Apartments (Dallas, TX): How the City and State Steer Low-Income Kids of Color to High Crime Neighborhoods

Neighborhood equity requires the City of Dallas to fully address the residents’ of this Pleasant Grove community’s long-held concerns about crime safety.  Law abiding residents deserve better. Children’s lives are literally at stake. Despite age-old community concerns, the city and state housing agencies chose the corner of Bruton Rd. and St. Augustine Dr. as a …

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ICP Continues to Support Local Control for Local Housing Problems like Voucher Discrimination

   On behalf of ICP, its housing mobility counseling program that helps voucher holders find and obtain rental units where its clients see they can best thrive, we thank Representatives Jon Rosenthal (HB 1257) and Eddie Rodriguez (HB 2187) for sponsoring bills that sought to uncuff cities and counties that would have allowed them to …

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ICP’s Apartment Survey Results Shows a Perpetuation of Residential Segregation as Entire Dallas Area Cities are Off-Limits to Housing Choice Voucher Holders

The Inclusive Communities Project directed a survey of private market-rate multi-family apartment complexes in the Dallas region.  There were 1901 properties in Collin, Dallas, Denton and Rockwall counties surveyed.  Only twelve percent (12%) of those surveyed said they will rent to families with a Housing Choice Voucher (HCV).  Only four percent (4%) of the complexes …

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Opening the Door Inclusive Communities Project Video

“Opening the Door” a video by the Voices for Opportunity

Voices for Opportunity (VFO) participants are comprised of low-income renters, social service providers and other community members who want to see an increase in the stock of rental units available to low-income families in high opportunity areas of the Dallas Metroplex. VFO participants share many of the same values, desires and concerns as middle-income residents. …

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