BRHP plays an integral role in the implementation of a final settlement in a landmark housing desegregation lawsuit. Known as Thompson v. HUD, this case seeks to eradicate the legacy of nearly a century of government-sponsored racial segregation in the Baltimore region that has left thousands of poor African-American families perpetually locked in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty.
The key element of the settlement is an agreement to continue the successful and nationally recognized Baltimore Housing Mobility Program, which was launched in 2002 in an earlier phase of Thompson. As a result of the settlement, BRHP was formed to serve as the Regional Administrator of the Baltimore Housing Mobility Program.
From 2002 to 2012, Metropolitan Baltimore Quadel (MBQ) operated the program as a contractor to the Housing Authority of Baltimore City and, from 2012 to 2014, as a subcontractor to BRHP. BRHP began directly operating the program in 2015.