Fair Housing

The ACLU of Maryland is building opportunity out of the legacy of segregation. Our fair housing work began with the filing of the landmark civil rights lawsuit, Thompson v. HUD, on behalf of 14,000 African American families in public housing. From that came the Baltimore Housing Mobility Program, which facilitates movement of families and children from racially isolated, disinvested, high-poverty neighborhoods to areas of opportunity in city and suburban neighborhoods that have better schools, lower crime, and more job opportunities. 

 

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Recent Activity - Press room

ACLU of Maryland Executive Director to be Inducted into Maryland Women's Hall of Fame

News article, March 20, 2014

Ceremony at the Governor's Mansion in Annapolis

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Thompson v. HUD notice to class members of fee settlement

News article, January 31, 2014

See motion, notice, and approval of final settlement of attorneys fees for Thompson v. HUD.

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Baltimore Public Housing Families Applaud Court Approval of Fair Housing Lawsuit Settlement

News article, November 20, 2012

Agreement Continues Successful Baltimore Housing Mobility Program

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Settlement Continues Successful Fair Housing Program

News article, November 20, 2012

The Baltimore Regional Housing Campaign (BRHC) is pleased to support the settlement of the long-running fair housing lawsuit, Thompson v. HUD at a hearing at the U.S. District Court of Maryland today.

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NAACP LDF: Baltimore Public Housing Families Win Settlement in Fair Housing Lawsuit

News article, August 24, 2012

Agreement Will Continue Successful Baltimore Housing Mobility Program

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2012 Legislative Priorities

News article, January 11, 2012

Issues Include Marriage Equality, Criminal Justice Reform, Social Media Privacy

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