Demetria McCain has been with The Inclusive Communities Project (ICP) since its inception and presently serves as its president where she oversees operations as well as engages in advocacy efforts that further ICP’s mission. Conceived by Demetria, ICP’s “Voices for Opportunity” initiative provides advocacy training for low-income renters and neighborhood groups fighting for fair housing and neighborhood equity. Prior to becoming president, she supervised ICP’s Mobility Assistance Program, a housing mobility counseling program that has operated since 2005 and assisted over 4,000 moves for housing choice voucher families seeking safe, well-resourced, low poverty, historically off-limits neighborhoods where they believe their families can best thrive.
Demetria is the recipient of the 2015 Texas Houser Award and a sought after panelist and commenter on issues relating to affordable fair housing. Previously, Demetria worked as staff attorney at the Neighborhood Legal Services Program in Washington, D.C. and as an Equal Justice Works Fellow and staff attorney at the National Housing Law Project in Oakland, CA. She currently serves on the advisory committee for Mobility Works, a nonprofit technical assistance consortium that assists housing authorities and nonprofits develop regional housing mobility programs.