The recently unveiled Connecticut Opportunity Mapping initiative, conducted on behalf of the Connecticut Fair Housing Center, has already impacted policy in the State. The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development has referenced this initiative in the State’s recently released official Long range Housing Plan, voicing support for the model policies presented by the Kirwan Institute. In that report, the State cites the need for state policy that connects people to areas of opportunity and the need to create opportunity in distressed communities.

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The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity was established in 2003 as a center for interdisciplinary research at The Ohio State University. The Kirwan Institute works to create a just and inclusive society where all people and communities have opportunity to succeed.