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 gives families and children the chance to move 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

Baltimore Education Coalition Speaks Out on Port Covington's Impact on State Education Aid

News article, August 11, 2016

Groups challenges MuniCap analysis

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Baltimore County signs agreement with HUD to end decades of housing discrimination

News article, March 15, 2016

A turning of the page from a long history of segregation and exclusion

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ACLU joins legal complaint against Governor's Discriminatory Transportation Policy

News article, December 21, 2015

Lack of rapid transit for African Americans in Baltimore to reach jobs, housing a civil rights issue

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Supreme Court Ruling a Victory for Fair Housing in Maryland and Across the Country

News article, June 25, 2015

The United States Supreme Court today issued an important ruling, declining to rollback the protections of the Fair Housing Act – a tremendous victory for equal opportunity, and for the future of our nation

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Statement on Freddie Gray and police/community conflict in Baltimore

News article, April 28, 2015

The path to peace goes through justice

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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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