Increase in Housing Access outside Racially Segregated Areas

GavelBig Results for D/FW from ICP v. TDHCA Litigation: Increase in Housing Access outside Racially Segregated Areas & Reformed 9% LIHTC Allocation Process

ICP’s litigation, which sought a remedy for the racial segregation caused by the allocation of low income housing tax credits (LIHTC) in the Dallas metropolitan area, produced a substantial number of LIHTC units outside racially segregated areas and reform of the 9% LIHTC allocation process. The case, ICP v. Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, was filed in 2008 and ended in 2016.

Read the ruling; big results from ICP v TDHCA

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