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 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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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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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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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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