Human Relations Commission
It is our understanding that there may be some general "misunderstanding" by some of our residents and leadership regarding possible preferences given to current as well as former Annapolis residents regarding the resident selection process regarding the new affordable housing development Towne Courts at 2010 West Street in Annapolis.
This is a link to a website which explains why preferences are not given:
Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership https://brhp.org/.
The Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership (BRHP) is a non-profit organization that expands housing choices for families with low incomes, who have historically been excluded from housing in well-resourced neighborhoods, helping them to access and transition successfully to safe, healthy, and economically vibrant communities. As the Regional Administrator for the Baltimore Housing Mobility Program, BRHP has opened pathways to a better future for low-income families for nearly 15 years. Please read about the 2005 court decision being the foundation and impetus for providing residents in our entire Region with the opportunity to improve their families' quality of life by moving to a place/County/City of their choice.
Throughout the United States, the provisions of the Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 3600, et seq.) make it unlawful to discriminate in the sale, rental, and financing of housing, and in the provision of brokerage and appraisal services, because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.
|Michael J. Keller, Chair||9/9/1996||5/31/2019||6/30/2022|
|Charles A. Hurley||6/22/2015||5/31/2019||6/30/2023|
|Helen F. Leitch||7/13/1992||6/28/2021||6/30/2024|
|Ida Mae Sims||11/8/1993||4/29/2019||6/30/2022|
|John T. Smith||10/14/2013||12/9/2019||6/30/2022|
|Jerry "Jay" Williams||1/23/2017||12/9/2019||6/30/2022|
This committee includes 15 residents who have demonstrated an interest in and have acquired experience in matters relating to human relations concerns. The terms are 3 years and members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Aldermen.
- Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing (PDF)
- Fair Housing For Owner Occupied Homes (PDF)
- Fair Housing For Rental Homes (PDF)
- Human Relations Commission Brochure (PDF)
- Human Relations Commission Statement of Complaint (PDF)
- La Commision de la Relaciones Humanas da Annapolis (PDF)
- Your Guide to Fair Housing (PDF)