It is often said that “knowledge is power” because it gives us the ability to see beyond media spin, our own biases and intentional misinformation and towards truths that can change the status quo.  At ICP we believe that facts are crucially important in the effort to affirmatively further fair housing and stop the perpetuation of segregated housing patterns and discrimination.
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Housing "Choice" Vouchers

ICP Finds HUD’s Proposed SAFMR Rule Primed to Perpetuating Racial Segregation

Read ICP’s comments about HUD’s proposed Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMRs) rule challenging their arbitrary and artificial formulas that limit usage of SAFMRs thereby perpetuating racial segregation in the Dallas Area. ICP Comment on Docket Number FR-5855-P-02

Opening the Door Inclusive Communities Project Video

“Opening the Door” a video by the Voices for Opportunity

Voices for Opportunity (VFO) participants are comprised of low-income renters, social service providers and other community members who want to see an increase in the stock of rental units available to low-income families in high opportunity areas of the Dallas Metroplex. VFO participants share many of the same values, desires and concerns as middle-income residents. Above all else they seek […]

Advocacy

ICP v. Greg Abbott re: TX’s ban on local voucher discrimination protection ordinances

ICP’s complaint was filed on February 16, 2017.  You may read the complaint here: Complaint re TX Local Ban FILED 2-16-17

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Increase in Housing Access outside Racially Segregated Areas

Big 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 […]

State & Local

OpEd: Will the Galleria/Valley View Area become a Poverty-Free Zone?

The OpEd may be read here: https://medium.com/@ICPMobility/will-dallas-galleria-valley-view-area-become-a-poverty-free-zone-e13da059404d#.g8absk7de    

ICP Fair Housing Analysis of 9% LIHTC Applications Submitted to City of Dallas & ICP’s Request for City to Support the Carolina Chase Proposal

Read the letter here. ICP ltr to Dallas Council Mayor re LIHTC support submissions 2-

Lewisville Fair Housing Survey & Draft Report Online

As the City of Lewisville compiles its Assessment for Fair Housing report to HUD, it has posted an online Fair Housing Survey at https://www.research.net/r/2016LewisvilleFHSurvey. The public is invited to take the survey, which will be available online until December 30, 2016. Response submissions may be anonymous, and the survey welcomes comments from Lewisville residents (including renters and homeowners) and other […]

Location, Location, Location

Snapshot: Tax Credits’ Revitalization Outcomes

The use of Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) alone have not resulted in revitalized neighborhoods. Daniel & Beshara, P.C.’s analysis explores the impacts high concentrations of LIHTC housing. Hatcher Square PowerPoint

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The “Affordable Housing Industrial Complex”

ICP Founder & Senior Counsel, Elizabeth Julian, discusses the “Affordable Housing Industrial Complex” in her article, Making Wrong Right: The Search for a Durable Urban Policy for Policy and Race Research Action Council.