Public comment open: Fair Housing draft released for Twin Cities region
Nearly a year ago, a group of government officials and community leaders started a process to more deeply investigate the barriers to fair housing faced by communities of color in the Twin Cities region. Last month, the first draft of recommendations to address barriers to housing in the seven-county metro area was released — and, next week, the public is invited to meetings across the region to provide its feedback.
Precipitated by a legal complaint to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), local government agreed to create an Addendum to the 2014 Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing. The Addendum specifically addresses housing discrimination, gentrification and displacement, barriers to housing choice, and conditions of segregation and integration in Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington counties.
Mosaic Community Planning was contracted to produce this addendum to consider additional fair housing issues not covered in that document, update some of its data, and provide greater analysis of fair housing issues. Click here to learn more and download the draft, and keep reading to view the public meeting schedule.
Public Meeting Schedule:
Tuesday, March 14
- Eden Prairie Public Library – Large Conference Room
565 Prairie Center Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
- Washington County Community Development Agency
7645 Currell Boulevard, Woodbury, MN 55125
Wednesday, March 15
- Brookdale Public Library – ABC Meeting Room
6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
- Minneapolis Urban League Glover-Suddeth Center – Laura Scott Williams Room
2100 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Thursday, March 16
- Saint Paul Rondo Library – Community Room
461 North Dale, Saint Paul, MN 55013
- Dakota County Community Development Agency
1228 Town Centre Dr, Eagan, MN 55123
Written comments may be submitted to:
Alyssa Wetzel-Moore, FHIC Chair
Saint Paul Department of Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity
15 West Kellogg Boulevard, 240 City Hall
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Written comments will be accepted March 1 through April 3, 2017.