Equity Office

People with different life circumstances stand on the bar in a bar graph, illustrating equity

Equity, as proscribed by Article 1 39-1, means closing the gaps in policy, practice, and allocation of resources so that race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and income do not predict one’s success, while also improving outcomes for all.


The mission of the Equity Division is to ensure, citywide, that our policies, programs, and budget are fair, and meet the needs of Baltimore City’s diverse communities.