Inclusive Communities Project Knowledge is Power Blog
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’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 seven percent (7%). The organization’s […]

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 […]

blog by ICP staff “How Housing Mobility Efforts Are Advancing Health In Dallas”

Housing mobility counseling is an effective tool to help low-wage households with vouchers move to better-resourced neighborhoods, often away from high poverty and segregation. Click here to read more: https://www.healthaffairs.org/action/doSearch?field1=AllField&text1=demetria&DOResourceTypeId=blog&Ppub=&Ppub=&AfterMonth=&AfterYear=&BeforeMonth=&BeforeYear=

Advocacy

Voices for Opportunity Resources: Advocating for Equitable Zoning in Historically Segregated Dallas Neighborhoods / Recursos de Voces por Oportunidades: Abogando por una Zonificación Equitativa en Vecindarios Históricamente Segregados en Dallas

As a continuation of the People’s Zoning Workshops hosted by ICP in southern and west Dallas, we are excited to share these zoning resources with you. Because discriminatory zoning negatively affects the health, housing and the quality of life for adults and children, these resources aim to assist Dallas residents in positively influencing government and private industry decisions that impact […]

Neighborhood Equity: Knowing the Type of Planned Development District Zoning in your Neighborhood is Important

Click here:  ICP’s Planned Development District Guide Haga clic aquí: Guía de ICP de los Distritos de Desarrollo Planificado Land use regulations, such as zoning, have been tools of discrimination while treating neighborhoods of color differently than predominantly white neighborhoods and physically separating people of different race/ethnicities from each other. “The use of industrial, even toxic waste zoning, to turn […]

Community Visioning Training: a Step toward Equitable Zoning

Saturday’s workshops will be facilitated by urban planner, community activist, and artist, James Rojas. There is no cost associated with this workshop. It is free and open to the public. Due to limited seating we request you to register online at the below Eventbrite links. Morning Session Registration:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-visioning-training-morning-sessionwith-urban-planner-james-rojas-tickets-63598264120?aff=ebapi  Afternoon Session Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-visioning-training-evening-session-with-urban-planner-james-rojas-tickets-62996534330

ICP’s Voices for Opportunity Advocacy Training Announces: The People’s Zoning Workshops

Dallas residents are learning how zoning and land use impact their neighborhoods and can contribute to neighborhood inequity. Join us in better understanding how you can participate in the zoning process, start realizing a vision for your neighborhood and ensure fair housing.  Watch for upcoming workshops throughout the year.  Follow for us on social media for real time announcements. We’re […]

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 […]

Location, Location, Location

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 faces increasing levels of violent […]

Latino Urbanism: An Evening with James Rojas, Urban Planner and Pioneer

(click the image to go to Eventbrite and reserve your free spot) Latino Urbanism: Equitable Planning & Inclusion of Neighborhoods with Rich Heritage An Evening with James Rojas, Urban Planner and Pioneer March 26, 2019, 6– 7PM, Dallas West Branch Library, 2332 Singleton Blvd., Dallas Please join us for this enlightening conversation. Urbanismo Latino: Planificación Equitativa y la Inclusión de Barrios con […]

Redlining, Discrimination, & Segregation: A Community Conversation Featuring the Author of The Color of Law Richard Rothstein

RSVP Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/redlining-discrimination-segregation-community-talk-feat-richard-rothstein-tickets-50543181015?aff=ebdssbdestsearch 

Newly Published Book–The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How our Government Segregated America, by Richard Rothstein, has been praised by leading scholars and civil rights attorneys.  The book includes a photo of ICP’s founder, Elizabeth K. Julian, and ICP client Ms. Bernistine Williams.