The Inclusive Communities Project (ICP) resource page is for individuals and organizations seeking information about the conditions of racial and economic segregation and its relationship to housing opportunities. Through its own research, and its compilation of information and data from a variety of sources, ICP can help the student, the advocate, and the policy maker to understand how the issues of race discrimination, housing, education, health, and economic opportunity are related.
Below are links to selected websites, articles, and other organizational sites that deal with the issues of housing, race, and opportunity.
Texas Tax Credit Property Inventory List www.tdhca.state.tx.us/multifamily/htc/docs/HTCPropertyInventory.xls
Note that many Dallas area LIHTC properties are located in crime hot spots and areas of distress. Feel free to check an address found in the Inventory List on OpportunityMoves.org for neighborhood information.
Community Lifeline Center, Short-term Crisis Assistance: communitylifeline.org/programsservices/how-to-get-help/
Samaritan Inn, Homeless and Homeless Prevention Services: www.thesamaritaninn.org/get-help-seeking-shelter/
Salvation Army of DFW, Emergency Services: www.salvationarmydfw.org/p/services/families_in_crisis
The Family Place: www.familyplace.org
Hopes Door: www.hopesdoorinc.org
Research and Data
To help you understand your community and the trends in your region, state, or the United States in general.
Information from the Census: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml
Lewis Mumford Center for Comparative and Regional Research: mumford.albany.edu/mumford/federal.htm
A resource for conducting urban research with a comparative and historical scope, for promoting local involvement and planning initiatives, and for national endeavors examining urban change over time. The Lewis Mumford Center has on-line resources and a helpful e-newsletter.
Texas State Data Center and Office of the State Demographer: http://txsdc.utsa.edu/
A focal point for the distribution of Census information for the State of Texas. The Center also disseminates population estimates and projections for Texas, as well as other information from the federal government, state government, and other sources.
The Bruton Center: www.bruton.utdallas.edu
A resource for conducting research on social and economic issues related to urban and regional growth, as well as applied research on the institutions and public policies that shape the metropolitan environment.
Collinson R, Ganong P. Incidence and Price Discrimination: Evidence from Housing Vouchers. [Internet]. 2013. Copy at http://j.mp/13QLwXJ
Authors examine the incidence of housing vouchers in the United States including a change in Dallas, which switched from a single, metrowide price ceiling to ZIP code-level price ceilings. Tenants moved to better neighborhoods, without any net cost to the government.
Institute for Urban Policy Research: www.urbanpolicyresearch.org
Civil Rights/Fair Housing Advocacy Organizations
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law: www.lawyerscommittee.org/
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund: www.maldef.org
NAACP Legal Defense Fund: www.naacpldf.org
National Fair Housing Alliance: www.nationalfairhousing.org
National Council of La Raza: www.nclr.org
The National Fair Housing Advocate Online: www.fairhousing.com
This resource is designed to serve both the fair housing advocacy community and the general public with timely news and information regarding the issues of housing discrimination.
Disability Rights Texas: www.disabilityrightstx.org
Disability Rights Texas’ mission is to help people with disabilities understand and exercise their rights under the law, ensuring their full and equal participation in society.
North Texas Fair Housing Center: www.northtexasfairhousing.org
NTFHC is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating housing discrimination in North Texas. Its counseling, discrimination complaint investigation and educational programs are provided free of charge to the community.
Texas Civil Rights Project: www.texascivilrightsproject.org
Texas Low Income Housing Information Service: www.texashousing.org
Austin – Austin Tenants’ Council: www.housing-rights.org
San Antonio – Fair Housing Council of Greater San Antonio: www.accessiblehousing.org/
Texas Tenants Union: txtenants.org
Governmental Fair Housing Offices
Dallas – Dallas Fair Housing Office: dallascityhall.com/html/fair_housing_office.html
Texas Workforce Commission, Civil Rights Division: http://www.twc.state.tx.us/customers/jsemp/jsempsubcrd.html
Department of Housing and Urban Development: http://www.hud.gov/offices/fheo/promotingfh.cfm
Policy and Research
Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity: www.kirwaninstitute.org
Institute on Race and Poverty: www.irpumn.org
Joint Center for Housing Studies: www.jchs.harvard.edu
Harvard University’s center for information and research on housing in the United States. The Joint Center analyzes the dynamic relationships between housing markets and economic, demographic, and social trends, providing leaders in government, business, and the non-profit sector with the knowledge needed to develop effective policies and strategies.
Center on Urban and Metropolitan Studies of the Brookings Institution: http://www.brookings.edu/about/programs/metro
Research sponsored by Brookings on urban, metropolitan and regional issues. Brookings also sponsors an e-newsletter that notifies subscribers of new research studies available on the website.
Urban Institute: www.urban.org
A nonprofit, nonpartisan policy, research, and educational organization established to examine the social, economic, and governance problems facing the nation. It provides information and analysis to public and private decision makers to help them address these challenges and strives to raise citizen understanding of these issues and tradeoffs in policy making.
For specific information on racial and economic fair housing policy, click: http://www.urban.org/housing/index.cfm
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies: www.jointcenter.org
Informs and illuminates the nation’s major public policy debates through research, analysis, and information dissemination in order to: improve the socioeconomic status of black Americans and other minorities; expand their effective participation in the political and public policy arenas; and promote communications and relationships across racial and ethnic lines to strengthen the nation’s pluralistic society.
Poverty and Race Research Action Center (PPRAC): www.prrac.org/
PRRAC’s purpose is to link social science research to advocacy work in order to successfully address problems at the intersection of race and poverty.
The Civil Rights Project at UCLA Proyecto Derechos Civiles: www.civilrightsproject.ucla.edu:80/
Their mission is to help renew the civil rights movement by bridging the worlds of ideas and action, to be a preeminent source of intellectual capital within that movement, and to deepen the understanding of the issues that must be resolved to achieve racial and ethnic equity as society moves through the great transformation of the 21st century.
Center on Budget & Policy Priorities: www.cbpp.org
Opportunity Agenda: opportunityagenda.org
Other Advocacy Related Organizations
Business and Professional People in the Public Interest: www.bpichicago.org
the Chicago public interest law firm that litigated the Gautreaux case for 40 years challenging public housing segregation, which resulted in the first housing mobility program in the country.
HELP USA: www.helpusa.org
Operates the Fair Housing Justice Center
Keeping the Promise: Preserving and Enhancing Housing Mobility in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program: Conference Report of the Third National Conference on Housing Mobility, a publication by the Poverty & Race Research Action Council: www.prrac.org/projects/housingmobilityreport.php
Protecting Housing Mobility in the Section 8 Program (February, 2005) See full text.
PRRAC critiques HUD guidance to Public Housing Agencies on Mobility (August, 2004) Letter to HUD. See full text.
Civil Rights Mandates in the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program (March, 2004) Letter to the I.R.S See full text.
Civil Rights Rollback Glossary (March, 2004) Compiled by the National Campaign to Restore Civil Rights. See full text.
Creating Opportunity for Children: How Housing Location Can Make a Difference. See full text.
Publications by ICP Authors
Elizabeth K. Julian, Inclusive Communities Financial Institutions: Investing in a More Ambitious Vision for the Future, Poverty & Race Volume 24: Number 5, Poverty & Race Research Action Council (September/October 2015).
Elizabeth K. Julian & Demetria L. McCain, Housing Mobility: A Civil Right, in The Integration Debate: Competing Futures for American Cities 85 (2009).
Elizabeth Julian & Michael M. Daniel, HUD-Assisted Low-Income Housing: Is it Working and for Whom?, 18 Poverty & Race 3 (July/Aug. 2009).
Elizabeth K. Julian, Inclusive Communities Financial Institutions: Investing in a More Ambitious Vision, Public Housing and the Legacy of Segregation 57 (Margery Austin Turner, Susan J. Popkin, & Lynette Rawlings, eds. 2009).
Elizabeth K. Julian, Recent Advocacy Related to the Low Income Housing Tax Credit and Fair Housing, 18 Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law 185 (Winter 2009).
Elizabeth K. Julian, Fair Housing and Community Development: A Time to Come Together, 41 Indiana Law Review 555 (2007).
Elizabeth Julian, An Unfinished Agenda, 29 Shelterforce 20 (Winter 2007).
Elizabeth K. Julian, Taking Gautreaux National: The Polikoff Proposal, 1 Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy 202 (2006).