Houston-Galveston Fair Housing Assessment

The Institute is working in collaboration with H-GAC to facilitate an opportunity mapping initiative in the 13-county Texas Gulf Coast planning region to inform the region’s Fair Housing Equity Assessment (FHEA). At 12,500 square miles, the H-GAC service area is larger than 9 other states’ total areas and poses a challenge for opportunity mapping, both … Continue reading »

Houston-Galveston Fair Housing Assessment

Responding to the Parents Involved Supreme Court Decision

The Jefferson County, KY (Louisville) school district was directly implicated in the Parents Involved Supreme Court decision on racial diversity plans in public schools. The Kirwan Institute advised the school district in the wake of the Parents Involved Supreme Court decision.  The district utilized Kirwan Institute research and conceptual models for student assignment in designing … Continue reading »

Responding to the Parents Involved Supreme Court Decision

School Assignment Planning, Montclair, New Jersey

All school districts that utilized race-based school assignment plans are potentially impacted by the Parents Involved decision. The Institute has worked with several districts to review, assess, and design different strategies for producing sustainable, diverse and successful schools. In New Jersey, the Montclair district recently utilized the model proposed by the Institute in the redesign … Continue reading »

School Assignment Planning, Montclair, New Jersey

Vacant Property Reform in Detroit

In a city inundated with tens of thousands of vacant properties, advocates in the Detroit region have long pushed for a land bank program to redevelop vacant land and revitalize neighborhoods. Working with MOSES (a Gamaliel chapter in Detroit), the Institute provided extensive assistance to aid the land bank advocacy efforts in the Detroit region. … Continue reading »

Vacant Property Reform in Detroit

Neighborhood Revitalization in Columbus, OH

Working as a consultant to the Columbus Foundation, the Institute has aided the foundation in designing its neighborhood revitalization strategy for Columbus, Ohio. In addition, the strategies and recommendations produced by the Institute have informed the local United Way’s effort to redesign its neighborhood revitalization program. Ideally, these two initiatives will direct significant funds into … Continue reading »

Neighborhood Revitalization in Columbus, OH