State & Local

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 place to invest low income […]

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 make housing decisions on their […]

Op-Ed: What Do We Have to Offer Harvey Evacuees?

The Dallas area overflows with charitable giving, but does it have affordable housing to help evacuees?  Read ICP president’s most recent opinion piece. http://dallasexaminer.com/news/2017/sep/11/what-do-we-have-offer-harvey-evacuees/

From Confederacy to Neighborhood Inequity-Recent op-ed by ICP President

Read a recent opinion piece by ICP’s president, Demetria McCain, regarding neighborhood inequity in the City of Dallas. http://dallasexaminer.com/news/2017/aug/28/confederacy-neighborhood-inequity/?page=2#at_pco=smlwn-1.0&at_si=59a6e55a3dabd414&at_ab=per-2&at_pos=0&at_tot=1  

WEBINAR TODAY–Getting Your Fair Housing Concerns Heard: Assessment of Fair Housing in the Dallas Region

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City of Dallas Should Prioritize Low Income Renters as it Considers Voluntary Inclusionary Zoning Provisions

ICP supports an inclusionary zoning ordinance that affirmatively furthers fair housing and helps desegregate housing for low income renters of color who seek options for their families. ICP supports an inclusionary zoning ordinance that increases available rental housing in lower poverty, well-resourced, higher opportunity areas for families with children who fall below 50% of the area median income. ICP supports […]