A Rodgers Forge neighborhood group filed to remove discriminatory language from the covenants that disallowed African American individuals to live in the neighborhood.

Though unenforceable, the language in the covenants and some deeds remained. The neighborhood group worked together to find all deeds and covenants in Rodgers Forge with the unwanted language and meaning behind it to get it removed. They feel it is a symbolic gesture to show that Rodgers Forge is welcoming to all.

Here are more details in a The Baltimore Sun article, along with quotes from some of the deeds and covenants, as well as from the Rodgers Forge group who filed and Delegate Steve Lafferty who represents the neighborhood as part of his district.

Congratulations to the Rodgers Forge community for their newly updated covenants!