fair housing

Video: Understanding ICP’s 2021 Petitions for Rulemaking

View our YouTube video explaining our 2021 petitions for rulemaking filed with the U.S. Treasury Department (IRS) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.   Find the petitions here: Treasury/IRS: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LLdOVMXdxrv4hr3CTJi7z_VQldqrfOp6/view?usp=sharing Office of the Comptroller of the Currency: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1G5gif2qf5JGnS-F3yfKTZUR4it-SiiPq/view?usp=sharing

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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The Inclusive Communities Project Announces its New Theory of Change

ANNOUNCEMENT! ICP begins Mobilizing Support in High-Growth Suburban Dallas to Overcome Housing Barriers Over the past months, the Inclusive Communities Project’s (ICP) leadership has engaged in a strategic planning process designed to allow ICP to continue serving its mission while updating its theory of change, one that reflects the affordable and fair housing conditions in …

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ICP and Others Join in Support of TX Anti-Voucher Discrimination Bills

With the support of over forty (40) organizations, the Inclusive Communities Project seeks passage of SB 265 (Sen. West) and HB 1470 (Rep. Rodriguez), companion bills that would help protect Texans who use federal Housing Choice Vouchers when renting homes. ICP’s 2020 findings revealed that discrimination against Housing Choice Voucher users has increased since its …

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The Inclusive Communities Project Submits Two Requests asking U.S. Treasury Department to Adopt Rules to Comply with Obligations under the Fair Housing Act of 1968

     The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. (ICP), a Dallas fair housing organization, has requested the Secretary of Treasury to adopt rules to comply with its IRS’ and banking agency’s obligations to affirmatively further fair housing and to adhere to the Fair Housing Act in the siting of apartment complexes built through the department’s Low-Income …

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ICP: Journeying toward Furthering Fair Housing in 2021 (end-of-year donation campaign)

Journeying toward Furthering Fair Housing in 2021 It’s been a hard year. There is no doubt about it. Although a vaccine has been released and many believe health related improvements for our country are around the corner, the outlook for low income housing does not appear to be improving anytime soon. Moreover, the level of …

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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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Voices for Opportunity Resources: Advocating for Equitable Zoning in Historically Segregated Dallas Neighborhoods / Recursos de Voces por Oportunidades: Abogando por una Zonificación Equitativa en Vecindarios Históricamente Segregados en Dallas

As a continuation of the People’s Zoning Workshops hosted by ICP in southern and west Dallas, we are excited to share these zoning resources with you. Because discriminatory zoning negatively affects the health, housing and the quality of life for adults and children, these resources aim to assist Dallas residents in positively influencing government and …

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New Housing Search Resource: Maps & Data Showing Crime Near City of Dallas Low-income Housing Tax Credit Complexes

     Last week Daniel & Beshara, P.C. released maps and data showing the levels of crime with which many City of Dallas low-income renters, including housing choice voucher holders, must bear.  In most cases, residents endure living around crime brought by those not living in or near their homes. While the City of Dallas …

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Neighborhood Equity: Knowing the Type of Planned Development District Zoning in your Neighborhood is Important

Click here:  ICP’s Planned Development District Guide Haga clic aquí: Guía de ICP de los Distritos de Desarrollo Planificado Land use regulations, such as zoning, have been tools of discrimination while treating neighborhoods of color differently than predominantly white neighborhoods and physically separating people of different race/ethnicities from each other. “The use of industrial, even …

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