Kirwan Institute Releases Franklin County Auditor Report Investigating the Appraisal Process

In the spring of 2020, Franklin County Auditor Michael Stinziano reached out to the Kirwan Institute with the goal of building a partnership aimed at (1) reviewing the 2017 reappraisal audit and offering recommendations based on those findings specific to the impacts of historic policies (including redlining) and racial bias in the real estate market, (2) assess the current triennial review through a racial justice lens focusing on accessibility, and (3) make recommendations for future triennial reviews to further address the negative impacts of historical and current policies that marginalize communities of color.  All recommendations offered in this report are aimed at addressing and eliminating instances of subjectivity and bias, addressing systemic inequalities within the appraisal model and the appraisal process, and/or mitigating the disparate impact of historic policies.

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Kirwan Institute Project Team: Michael Outrich - Social Research Associate II; Glennon Sweeney - Senior Research Associate; Mikyung Baek - Senior Research Associate; Kip Holley - Social Research Associate; and Claire Mei - Graduate Research Associate.