June 11, 2020

We are again sharing a statement from CURA Director Ed Goetz on the murder of George Floyd at the top of this message. The fundamental issues of justice that Mr. Floyd’s murder surfaces for our community and for the entire nation dominate our conversations about what is next for CURA. 

Following that statement, we share a message about CURA’s work in a COVID-19 world.

Statement from the Director of CURA

Our community witnesses again the violence of police brutality ending in the death of a Black man. It is well past the time for people in power, those who can impose…

March 22, 2020

Now available: a new version of the AMI Cheat Sheet, updated for 2019 and using HUD’s Area Median Income for the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington metropolitan area, which increased to $100,000 for a family of four.

This is the third update: find the 2017 edition here and the 2018 edition here.

Download a pdf version of this 2019 AMI Cheat Sheet for Minneapolis and St Paul here.

Read the fine print at the bottom of the guide for details about the numbers and data…

March 04, 2020

Coalition of Asian American Leaders (or CAAL) has proactively led a campaign urging our government and private institutions to collect and use disaggregated data that more accurately reflects Asian American experiences. This way, solutions crafted to achieve equitable social, economic, and health outcomes will be more responsive and relevant.

This winter, CAAL staff, designer Khou Vue, and CURA worked together to create a visual snapshot of The Factors Impacting the Economic Wellbeing of Asian Minnesotans. The infographics in this brochure-poster are selected from a CURA…

March 04, 2020

 

Building on the 2019 edition of this tool, Parks and Power, artist Cori Lin (www.corilin.co and @cori.lin.art)and CURA have made a 2020 Minneapolis Park Board Budget and Funding Explainer: a graphic guide to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board's budget.

Cori also created The People's Money: a million dollar bill that Parks and Power organizers can use in workshops around participatory budgeting and the MPRB budget.

View and download:

June 07, 2018

Now available: a new version of the AMI Cheat Sheet, updated for 2018. This version is an update of the 2017 edition, but now using HUD’s 2018 Area Median Income for the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington metropolitan area, which increased to $93,400 for a family of four.

Download a pdf version of the 2018 AMI Cheat Sheet for Minneapolis and St Paul here.

Read the fine print at the bottom of the guide for details about the numbers and data sources, and find a bit of additional info on our post for the …

June 20, 2017

Neighborhood leaders asked for a cheat sheet to help connect Area Median Income (or AMI) levels to acutal incomes, rents and shares of the Twin Cities population. We made this guide for Minneapolis and St Paul, based on one created by the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development, Inc. Thanks to them!

Download a pdf version of the AMI Cheat Sheet for Minneapolis and St Paul here.

Read the fine print at the bottom of the guide for details about the numbers and data sources. And get in touch if you have…

May 23, 2017

According to the U.S. Congressional Research Service, in 2014 “the number of unaccompanied alien children (UAC, unaccompanied children) that were apprehended at the Southwest border while attempting to enter the United States without authorization reached a peak.” Many of these children have been and continue to be detained by Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), released after a complicated custodial process, and placed in removal proceedings before an Immigration Judge, where they must fight their case against deportation. One of the most common ways to fight against deportation is to seek Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), a form of relief for children who are the victims of…

February 27, 2017
Safety Planning Card

The Immigration Law Project at Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid provides direct legal services to address the critical needs of eligible immigrant clients in Hennepin and Anoka counties.

This winter, CURA Community Viz worked with the Immigrant Law Project to create a Safety Planning Card for immigrants: a wallet-sized card that can hold important information like your A-Number, important medical information, and the number of your attorney, as well as your rights and responsibilities if you have an encounter with law enforcement.

MMLA staff hand out these cards in workshops they do and has them available at their…