Unfair housing practices in Baltimore City have spanned for decades and have been identified by the New York Times as “the most pronounced Jim Crow measure on record at the time”. Baltimore was home to at least 18 neighborhood associations, who engaged in restrictive covenants, to which its members pledged to never sell their property to “Blacks, Negros nor African Americans”.
Today, Baltimore continues to experience the residual effects of unfair housing practices as depicted on color-coded maps of the city. Those maps display the “White L”, representing more affluent areas and the “Black Butterfly” representing more impoverished areas of the city.
Various forms of legislation has been sought to remedy the deep-rooted, oppressive efforts that has crippled various communities throughout the city. Shamefully, those efforts have not out-paced the momentum that continues to racially divide this city.
This virtual event will provide various perspectives of Baltimore’s housing history, an overview of impacted neighborhoods, the political structure and most of all, housing financing opportunities/resources. Find out about funding opportunities in housing during this informational session featuring a Six O'clock Session from Live Baltimore that will provide information regarding incentives for perspective homeowners to assist with down payment, closing costs and tips on combining incentives to maximize funding.
-Brian P. Brooks, Acting Comptroller of the Currency
-Kelly Fox, PNC Bank
-Danise Jones-Dorsey, Northeast Housing Initiative
-Scott Serafin, Live Baltimore
-Morgan Rouse, Innovative Housing Institute
-Terrell Williams, Baltimoreans United In Leadership Development
Moderated by Linda Batts and Glenda Curtis, Equity Division, Baltimore Office of Equity and Civil Rights