Deconcentrating Poverty in Minneapolis: Hollman v. Cisner. Report No. 4: Changes to the Public Housing Stock in Minneapolis.
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 fourth in the series, presents an analysis of the changes to the Minneapolis public housing stock as a result of implementation of the Hollman consent decree. The decree resulted in the demolition of 722 units of row-house public housing on the north side and 22 scattered-site units throughout the city. The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority also transferred ownership of 28 units of scattered-site public housing to other entities. The report examines how these changes have altered the social and economic profile of the neighborhoods in which public housing is distributed in Minneapolis.
- African Americans
- Hollman v Cisneros
- low-income groups
- Metropolitan Council
- Minneapolis Community Development Agency (MCDA)
- Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA)
- Northside neighborhood
- public housing
- public policy
- Section 8
- Southeast Asians
- urban renewal
- US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)