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ICP: A Deeper Dive
The ICP story as set out in the ICP Narrative and the ICP video reflects the rich and varied approaches ICP has used over the past 15 years to promote racially and economically inclusive communities in the Dallas metro area. ICP’s work has focused on assisting low-income families seeking to use their housing choice vouchers to access affordable rental housing in opportunity-rich areas of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. It has also addressed expansion of affordable housing options available in these areas, which have historically not been accessible to low-income families of color. The “Deeper Dive” gives more detail and content to ICP’s advocacy work and its impact in an easily accessible way, which allows for the viewer to hone in on areas of particular interest. Click the image below to enjoy the “dive.”
Inclusive Communities Project
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.
Learn more about ICP by viewing “The Inclusive Communities Project: The First 15 years.” (Produced by Kavanaugh Productions)
“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)
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 […]