Segregation and Fair Housing in the Baltimore Area

CPHA invites you to a discussion of the book Not in My Neighborhood and current regional fair housing efforts.  While the event is free, registration is required.

Click here to REGISTER.  

Click here to download a flyer for the event.

Author, Antero Pietila, will be present to discuss his landmark 2010 book Not in My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American City.  Pietila tells the story of how discrimination molded housing patterns in the Baltimore area, from Baltimore’s 1910 residential segregation ordinance – later struck down by the U. S. Supreme Court – to redlining and racial covenants and real estate practices that were lawful until passage of the federal Fair Housing Act in 1968.  Given the impact of historic housing discrimination, the Fair Housing Act requires local and state governments that receive federal housing funds to affirmatively further the law’s goals.

Join Antero Pietila, local housing officials, advocates, and moderator Carol Payne, director of the Baltimore field office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, to discuss the roots of residential segregation in the Baltimore metropolitan area and efforts to overcome present-day barriers to fair housing choice. The other panel members will be Rob Strupp, Executive Director of Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc (which is featured in Not in My Neighborhood) and Amy Wilkinson, Assistant Executive Director for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Enforcement at Baltimore Housing.

Cosponsored with the Baltimore Regional Fair Housing Group, Baltimore Metropolitan Council, Baltimore Sustainable Communities Initiative, ABCD Network, Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc., and Citizens Planning and Housing Association, Inc. (CPHA).

Wednesday, December 12th
6:30pm
Central Enoch Pratt Free Library
Wheeler Auditorium
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

While the event is free, registration is required.  Click here to REGISTER.

For those interested in buying the book, CPHA has six copies signed by the author for sale.  Signed books cost $30. Contact CPHA to make a purchase.

For more information about the event, contact Dan Pontious, dpontious@baltometro.org or 410-732-0500 x1055.

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