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Deconcentrating Poverty in Minneapolis: Hollman v. Cisneros. Report No. 8: Replacement Housing.

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 eighth in the seried, examines the effort to produce Hollman replacement housing throughout the metropolitan area. The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority faced a number of technical and political obstacles in attempting to develop public housing units throughout the region. Each of these obstacles was overcome and as of April 2002, MPHA had development commitments in place for all 770 units of replacement housing required by the consent decree. Most of the progress in producing these units has occurred since 1999. The 429 replacement units that were built and operating as of February 2002 are scattered across the region, with Woodbury and Shakopee having the most units outside of Minneapolis. None of the units are located in Dakota County, which has refused to participate in the program. The report concludes that replacement unit neighborhoods compare favorably with the Twin Cities region average on a range of characteristics, including employment rate, poverty, and home value.

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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA).
Family Housing Fund and Minnesota Housing Finance Agency.
CURA 01-12. 41 pp.
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