The Baltimore Regional Fair Housing Group has created the Regional AI Stakeholder Work Group to provide thoughtful and continuous advice as the Fair Housing Group carries out its 2019 Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI).Coordinating this Regional AI is part of BMC’s Regional Fair Housing Planning work. The Stakeholder Work Group is meeting ten times between October 2018 and September 2019 to review key data related to fair housing and to make suggestions to shape the analysis and resulting goals and priorities.
The Work Group brings together representatives of racial, ethnic, and religious groups protected under the Fair Housing Act, organizations working for people with disabilities, State agencies, policy experts, and civic and community representatives. Participants are drawn from jurisdictions participating in the analysis: the Cities of Annapolis and Baltimore and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford, and Howard Counties. Its work will help shape the Baltimore Regional AI scheduled to be completed in October 2019.
Purpose and Mission
- To help the Fair Housing Group review and interpret data provided by HUD for the 2019 Regional AI
- To suggest readily available local data that will enhance the AI
- To provide further input into analysis and significance of data and development of goals and priorities
The Work Group includes stakeholders around the region who are diverse geographically, demographically, and in terms of constituency, interest, and policy area. It seeks to represent classes protected by the Fair Housing Act, related State agencies, civic and community interests, residents of subsidized housing, local civil rights agencies, and also policy experts in areas related to fair housing, such as education, public health, and transportation.
Meetings and Materials
All meetings are 3:00-5:00 pm at the Baltimore Metropolitan Council office unless otherwise noted.
October 23, 2018 -- Overview and Initial Data: Segregation and Racially/Ethnically Concentrated Areas of Poverty (R/ECAPs)
November 8, 2018 -- Disparities in Access to Opportunity: Employment and Transportation
December 13, 2018 -- Disparities in Access to Opportunity: Education, Low Poverty, and Public Health
January 9, 2019 -- Disability and Access
January 30, 2019 -- Disproportionate Housing Needs and Publicly Supported Housing
March 14, 2019 – Data Analysis Follow-Up and Fair Housing Enforcement
April 10, 2019 – Initial Solutions Discussion
May 22, 2019 – Refine Solutions for Draft AI
August 14, 2019 - Additional Discussion before Release of Draft AI
September 17, 2019 – Additional Discussion before Release of Draft
October 1, 2019 – Draft AI Released for Comment