“What do you remember about growing up in Chicago?”

My Grandfather, John Grey, has had an interesting upbringing moving from place to place with his family. He was raised as a young child in Chicago Illinois, and later moved to Dallas Texas with his family. In this interview, Me...

Housing Mobility Counseling

Tameca, a Senior Mobility Assistance Program Counselor at ICP talks about her educational briefings for housing voucher holders and their responses when they learn that they can move outside city limits.

One of the most life-changing events happened on that corner. This man cared enough about a street urchin to pick him up off the street.

(This interview contains strong language and brief descriptions of sexual acts.) As a highly-attractive young gay man, Randy quickly fit into the Dallas gay bar scene, found problems with drugs, sex, and prostitution. When he prostituted in front of Dallas...

Acting on the ranch

When Linda Gray was told she couldn’t become an actress, she didn’t listen, and did what felt right to her. In November of 2017, 15 year old Jack Sloane interviewed his grandma, Linda Gray. He later found out she started...

Voices of Vision: Voucher Holder Seeking Opportunities Moves Speak

Jasmonae talks about growing up in Plano as a child and the positive impact of living in a diverse community had on her after her mother moved her family from Dallas with her voucher.

“Everything Just Came Crashing Down”: A Mother and Daughter Grapple With Homelessness

Ten years ago, Sandy Baker left her troubled marriage. Using what money she could scrape together, Sandy checked into a motel with her teenage daughter, Ashley. They were homeless for the next two and a half years. Recently, they came...

The bar was all there was. The only place we could meet – like Stonewall Inn – that was what we had.

Part 1 of 2 (This interview contains strong language and brief descriptions of sexual acts.) From a young age, Randy Moulder was a victim of sexual abuse and exploitation by neighbors, family members, and his school principal. As a teen,...

Memories of Rison School in Huntsville Alabama

My brothers and I attended Rison School off and on from about 1953 through about 1962. During that time, we experienced the atmosphere of the school and the sense of community that it fostered.

The Great Thanksgiving Listen with Bettie Martin and Nikolas Parker

In this interview, which occurred on November 24, 2018 in Dallas, Texas, Nikolas Parker (14) interviews his great-grandma Bettie Martin aka ”Bigmamma” (87) about her life. Topics include how she was one of the first African Americans to buy a...

After Giving Up Baby, Reunion Sparks Second Chance at Motherhood

Janie Bush was just 19 years old in 1968 when she discovered she was expecting a child. After careful consideration, she decided to give her daughter up for adoption. In 2014, Janie came to StoryCorps in Dallas, Texas with her...

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Penny Curry and Megan Branch

Penny Curry (76) talks with her daughter, Megan Branch (47), about moving from California to Dallas, Texas and they share some memories from that time.

The Elementary Maverick

Before big campuses like Campbell Hall, schools would be smaller and different then they are today. Alex Sanger, is a father of two who lived in Texas until he moved to LA, he went to elementary there and had lots...

Alexandra Sanchez & Courtney McKinney

When Courtney McKinney was 16 years old, she learned that she’d been conceived through anonymous sperm donation. As an adult, Courtney discovered she had a half-sister—Alexandra Sanchez. Theirs is one of the many families that have expanded as a result...

Housing Mobility Counseling

Shamira, an ICP Mobility Assistance Program counselor, talks about her work with families looking for housing in low crime areas with higher performing schools and the post-move assistance she provides.

Housing Mobility Counseling

Nicole, ICP’s Mobility Assistance Program Director, talks about her experience and how move-related financial assistance and landlord incentive bonuses help during families’ housing searches.

A Chat with a Resident of Inclusive Communities’ Sublease Initiative: an Answer to Voucher Discrimination

Mr. Dixon talks about how the Inclusive Communities’ Sublease Initiative provided him access to housing in a low poverty desegregated area at a complex that would not take his housing voucher.

Housing Mobility Counseling

Kay, an ICP Senior Mobility Assistance Program Counselor, shares her love for her work as a housing mobility counselor and the help she gives clients by negotiating with and reaching out to potential landlords.