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Deconcentrating Poverty in Minneapolis: Hollman v. Cisneros. Report No. 2: Planning for North Side Redevelopment.

Author: 
Goetz, Edward G.

In July 1992, attorneys for the Minnesota Legal Aid Society and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) filed suit in federal district court on behalf of a group of plaintiffs living in public housing in Minneapolis alleging that the public housing and Section 8 programs in the city perpetuated racial and low-income segregation. The co-defendants in the Hollman v. Cisneros lawsuit offered to enter into settlement negotiations with the plaintiffs, and in April 1995, a consent decree was signed that committed the co-defendants to a series of dramatic policy changes aimed at deconcentrating family public housing in Minneapolis. In 1999, CURA was contracted by the nonprofit Family Housing Fund and the State of Minnesota to conduct an evaluation of the implementation of the Hollman consent decree. The findings of the three-year evaluation are presented in a series of eight reports, which conclude that the implementation of the consent decree produced mixed results with respect to the construction of replacement housing units, the reductions of race and poverty concentration in public housing in the Twin Cities, and the use of special mobility certificates made available by the decree. This report, the second in the series, is divided into three parts. The first section provides background on the Hollman consent decree. The second section describes the focus group planning process that was created pursuant to the consent decree to deliberate and make recommendations regarding redevelopment of the north side site. This section also discusses the Hollman defendants' translation of these recommendations into an action plan for the north side site. The third section of the report describes and analyzes the considerable political opposition that emerged in response to both the redevelopment process and the city's affordable housing crisis.

Publication date: 
2002
Publisher: 
CURA 01-6. Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA).
Sponsor: 
Family Housing Fund and Minnesota Housing Finance Agency.
Pages: 
46 pp.
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CURA call number: 
H1019

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