Inclusive Communities Project

The Inclusive Communities Project (ICP) is a not-for-profit organization that works for the creation and maintenance of thriving racially and economically inclusive communities, expansion of fair and affordable housing opportunities for low-income families, and redress for policies and practices that perpetuate the harmful effects of discrimination and segregation.

ICP envisions an America where equality is created and sustained in community through access to good schools, affordable housing, safe neighborhoods, and economic opportunity. ICP wants to be a resource to those who share that vision by providing information about where those opportunities exist in the North Texas area, where they don’t, and why. We will work with individuals and families seeking to secure the benefits of such communities, unfettered by discrimination and prejudice. And we will advocate and promote policies and practices that are consistent with this mission of inclusiveness, fairness, community, and opportunity. Join us.

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“We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in “Letter from the Birmingham City Jail,” 1963

“We make two general assertions: (1) that American cities and suburbs suffer from galloping segregation, a malady so widespread and so deeply embedded in the national psyche that many Americans, Negros as well as whites, have come to regard it as a natural condition; and (2) that the prime carrier of galloping segregation has been the Federal Government. First it built the ghettos; then it locked the gates; now it appears to be fumbling for the key. Nearly everything the Government touches turns to segregation, and the Government touches nearly everything.”
– Senator Edward Brooke, 114 Congressional Record 2280 (1968)

Policy Recommendations to City of Dallas to Address Historic Patterns of Segregation

ICP Makes Nine Policy Recommendations to City of Dallas to Address Historic Patterns of Segregation and its Duty to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing The City of Dallas must stop increasing the racial segregation of low-income housing and the accompanying harms to the families in those units and to the entire community. The existing affordable housing policies have been to encourage, […]

ICP’s Fair Housing Case is Affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court

The Inclusive Communities Project’s (ICP) Fair Housing Case is affirmed. U.S. District Judge Sidney Fitzwater’s use of disparate impact liability under the Fair Housing Act was affirmed as was the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit’ decision affirming the use of disparate impact liability. This case, involving the State of Texas’ perpetuation of racial segregation in its […]