The Baltimore Regional Fair Housing Group created the Regional AI Stakeholder Work Group to provide thoughtful and continuous advice as the Fair Housing Group carries out its 2020 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 met 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. It will meet one last time on March 5, 2020 to review the draft AI document.
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 is helping to shape the Baltimore Regional AI scheduled to be completed in April 2020.
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.
*March 2, 2020: Anticipated release of Draft Regional AI for public comment