- Affordable housing analysis on Port Covington MOU 9/12/16
- PORT3 and Build Up coalitions letter to Sagamore 9/2/16
- ACLU testimony to the Baltimore City Council
- OpEd in the Baltimore Sun: "Build a more equitable Port Covington"
The ACLU of Maryland and Public Justice Center have joined forces to submit comments and recommendations on the proposed Port Covington Master Plan to the Baltimore City Department of Planning. Read our comments.
‘We will build it together...' is the Port Covington claim. What we should be building is a 21st Century model for the nation of how an old, rust belt, racially and economically segregated city can create a brand new racially and economically diverse community and an economic engine that generates inclusive growth and shared prosperity. We should show that Baltimore has learned a hard lesson: that the existence of "two Baltimores" - one empowered, wealthy and thriving, the other still redlined and marginalized - is not sustainable.
As it stands now, the Port Covington Master Plan is a prime example of structural inequality on a massive scale. Our combined areas of concern include transportation and a lack of inclusive affordable housing, diverse communities, opportunities for youth and more.
As a result of the Baltimore Uprising, we know Baltimore will continue to suffer decline and further instability unless we shift our priority from public investment in private real estate deals to investments in the human capital of our people and improvements in their quality of life and upward mobility.