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 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=

ICP’s Apartment Survey Results Shows a Perpetuation of Residential Segregation as Entire Dallas Area Cities are Off-Limits to Housing Choice Voucher Holders

The Inclusive Communities Project directed a survey of private market-rate multi-family apartment complexes in the Dallas region.  There were 1901 properties in Collin, Dallas, Denton and Rockwall counties surveyed.  Only twelve percent (12%) of those surveyed said they will rent to families with a Housing Choice Voucher (HCV).  Only four percent (4%) of the complexes in majority white non-Hispanic zip […]

Advocacy

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 […]

ICP is on StoryCorp!

ICP assists and advocates for real people with real issues. On ICP’s StoryCorps page, hear housing choice voucher holders talk about their experiences as they moved to low-poverty neighborhoods free of segregation where they thought their families could best thrive.  You will also be able to hear from Dallas residents who have participated in ICP’s Voices for Opportunity advocacy training […]

ICP’s Voices for Opportunity Initiative Helps “Justice for Joppa” Campaign Get its First Win

ICP’s Voices for Opportunity Initiative Helps “Justice for Joppa” Campaign Get its First Win Click here to read more:  VFO-JFTA for blog After months of public comments after public comments at Dallas City Council meetings, members of the Joppa Freedman’s Town Association (JFTA) finally won their battle against the inclusion of two batch plants within the confines of their small Dallas […]

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

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

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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.