ICP Calls on the North Central Texas Council of Governments to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing

The North Central Texas Council of Governments could greatly assist in the provision of equitable and affordable housing in the Dallas metropolitan area by issuing a call for projects under its Sustainable Development. Sustainable Development projects that address the lack of affordable rental housing in opportunity areas outside of racially and ethnically concentrated areas of poverty would meet the NCTCOG’s social equity plan and provide for actual fair housing choice for families with vouchers. Read more here: ICP Letter to NCTCOG 8-1-2016

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