The Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership mourns with the Baltimore region and the nation in the passing of our honorable hometown hero and champion, Congressman Elijah Cummings. Congressman Cummings dedicated his life to uplifting, empowering, and serving Baltimoreans and serves as a gold standard for our organization, and so many of us, on what it means to be a servant of people.

Congressman Cummings fought for basic human rights and equity for all, regardless of background and economic status. We are eternally grateful for his leadership and early support of the settlement agreement of the landmark public housing segregation lawsuit Thompson v HUD that enabled the Baltimore Housing Mobility Program to ensure over 5,000 Baltimoreans have a chance and a choice to thrive. Having personally known the legacy of segregation and discrimination in our city and its impact on life outcomes, Congressman Cummings was a fierce and unwavering champion for our city, region, and many of our community members who often get overlooked. He saw the best in Baltimore and the urgency for all Baltimoreans to reach their full potential.

We mourn the loss of a momentous leader in Congressman Cummings and honor his life and legacy by continuing the good fight in creating access to opportunity for a better life for all Baltimoreans.

We send our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.

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