Court Rules Texas LIHTC Program Violates Fair Housing Act

Court Rules Texas LIHTC Program Violates Fair Housing Act



Recently, a federal judge ruled that the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) unintentionally discriminated in its allocation of low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs). The case was filed by The Inclusive Communities Project (ICP), a Dallas fair housing organization. In its complaint, the ICP alleged that TDHCA intentionally discriminates based on race by disproportionately approving LIHTC projects in predominantly minority neighborhoods and disproportionately denying LIHTC in predominantly Caucasian neighborhoods.

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