After extensively analyzing fair housing in North Texas, UTA researchers have discovered that in many cases, segregation and associated problems are becoming more pronounced.
The North Texas Regional Housing Assessment analysis included 22 cities and housing authorities across North Texas.
It shows empirically that public housing segregation is embedded racially and economically, keeping those residents largely in the same living quarters with no hope of gaining ground.
The entities contributed $914,231 to conduct the study and research.
Myriam Igoufe, a recent UTA doctoral graduate in urban planning, led the study as project manager and co-principal investigator.
Ivonne Audirac, associate professor of urban planning and public policy, Nick Fang, assistant professor of civil engineering, and Rod Hissong, associate professor of public affairs, were co-principal investigators on the project.