“The Inclusive Communities Project (ICP) is a not‐for‐profit organization that works for the creation and maintenance of thriving racially and economically inclusive communities, expansion of fair and affordable housing opportunities for low income families, and redress for policies and practices that perpetuate the harmful effects of discrimination and segregation. ICP’s Mobility Assistance Program (MAP) is a housing mobility counseling program serving low income families participating in the Dallas Housing Authority's Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program. MAP works to insure that families are made aware of and have access to high quality rental housing in lower poverty, higher opportunity areas of Dallas, Collin, Denton, Tarrant, Rockwall, Ellis and Kaufman counties. MAP is committed to providing the families with whom they work a wide range of services, including housing search assistance and counseling designed to help them access good schools, safe neighborhoods, employment, and a healthy environment. . . . This report analyzes the relationship between mobility assistance (or lack thereof) and neighborhood conditions in which DHA HCV households live. For this report DHA HCV holders are grouped based on race and the type of mobility assistance received, then by the characteristics of the neighborhood in which they live. The following analysis indicates that Black HCV holders who receive some type of mobility assistance live in higher quality neighborhoods with more opportunity, less distress, and less crime. Households that receive multiple types of mobility assistance live in better conditions than households with less mobility assistance. The more mobility assistance a Black household receives, the better the conditions are in the neighborhoods to which they move.”
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