Thompson v. HUD and Fair Housing in Baltimore

Working with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the Maryland ACLU on behalf of more than 15,000 public housing residents represented in a class action lawsuit, the Institute has helped design a remedial fair housing strategy for the Baltimore region. The Institute’s opportunity mapping and opportunity based housing model was utilized to design a 7,000 housing unit fair housing program in response to a Fair Housing Act violation found against the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. At this time, advocates are awaiting the US District Court Judge’s final ruling on the proposed remedy.

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.