ICP Makes Nine Policy Recommendations to City of Dallas to Address Historic Patterns of Segregation and its Duty to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing
The City of Dallas must stop increasing the racial segregation of low-income housing and the accompanying harms to the families in those units and to the entire community. The existing affordable housing policies have been to encourage, approve, and provide financial assistance for LIHTC units that were proposed for locations in minority concentrated areas that were also often low income, high poverty areas marked by conditions of slum and blight. The City, through the City’s Housing Finance Corporation owns and profits from some of these units. The only other rental units supported by the City have been for higher income tenants with a minimum income of $70,400 for a family of four. These units have done nothing to provide housing for low-income families.