2020 Census Faces Challenges in Rural America
Carsey School of Public Policy, December 2017, 8 pp.
The 2020 Census will have ramifications for every person in the United States, and there are challenges that will make some rural areas and populations difficult to enumerate accurately. This brief identifies rural areas where special outreach and operations will be needed to get a complete and accurate count. It also addresses key Census-related issues that will be important for rural leaders to monitor between now and April 1, 2020. more info >
Diving Deeper: Understanding the Twin Cities Region’s Racial and Ethnic Disparities
Metropolitan Council, April 2016, 18 pp.
This is a series of reports examining the role that a range of demographic differences play in outcomes for white residents and residents of color in the region. The findings showed that even when holding equal the factors of age, immigrant status and English skills, along with other factors such as educational attainment, significant disparities between white residents and residents of color remained. more info >
Cradle to K Cabinet Plan to Address Early Childhood Disparities in Minneapolis
City of Minneapolis, May 2015, 42 pp.
Outlines a plan to improve achievement and lives of children of color by focusing on their early health and education. The focus is on children prenatal through age three. Goals areas outlined in the plan include a healthy start rich early experiences, stable housing, and high quality child care. more info >
Why Are the Twin Cities So Segregated?
Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity, University of Minnesota Law School, February 2015, 34 pp.
This report describes the history of how the housing industry and education reformers contributed to racial segregation in housing and schools in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Discusses the potential for policy efforts to achieve racial integration. more info >
Housing Cost Burden in the Twin Cities Region
Metropolitan Council, November 2014, 11 pp.
Report indicating that households who spend more than 30% of their monthly income on housing costs has increased over time and across the region. more info >
Prosperity Imbalanced: The Twin Cities Metropolitan Area in 2013
Metropolitan Council, September 2014, 8 pp.
Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau based on household surveys collected throughout 2013, this report illustrates the racial and ethnic disparities in socioeconomic outcomes in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. more info >
State of Black America
National Urban League, April 2014
Annual report presenting the National Urban League's Equality Index. Focuses on unemployment and income equality, but also includes measures of education, health, civic engagement, housing, transportation, and public safety for Hispanic, Black, and White populations. Includes metropolitan area rankings of unemployment and income equality. Requires a free registration to download full reports. more info >
Fair Housing and Equity Assessment
Metropolitan Council, January 2014
Information and data about diversity and equity in the Twin Cities. Looks at areas of concentrated poverty and indicators of opportunity. more info >
The 2012 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress
US Department of Housing & Urban Development, Office of Community Planning and Development, September 2013, 101 pp.
The 2012 AHAR presents the most recent national estimates of homelessness, focusing on people who experience homelessness by themselves, as family members, and as members of specific subpopulations. The AHAR is delivered each year to the U.S. Congress, and its contents are used to inform Federal, State, and local policies to prevent and end homelessness. more info >
The Harrison neighborhood: How a community becomes marginalized
Alliance for Metropolitan Stability, April 2012, 6 pp.
Part of a series of Race and Regionalism papers. This paper shows how a series of policy decisions have created systemic barriers to opportunity for people of color in the Harrison neighborhood of North Minneapolis.
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The G.I. Bill: America's largest affirmative action program
Alliance for Metropolitan Stability, March 2012, 4 pp.
This paper looks at the long-term effects of the post-WWII G.I. Bill, specifically for people of color. Includes suggestions for evaluating public policies for their potential effects on communities of color. more info >
Results Minneapolis: NORTHnext Update 2012
City of Minneapolis, January 2012, 58 pp.
Focuses on changes in areas such as demographics, safety, youth development, economy and employment, physical environment and development in Minneapolis neighborhoods. more info >
Growth in the residential segregation of families by income, 1970-2009
Russell Sage Foundation, Brown University, November 2011, 33 pp.
This brief looks at trends in income segregation among families in urban neighborhoods during the last 40 years. It shows that as overall income inequality grew in the last four decades, high- and low-income families have become increasingly less likely to live near one another. Mixed income neighborhoods have grown rarer, while affluent and poor neighborhoods have grown much more common. more info >
The Re-emergence of Concentrated Poverty: Metropolitan Trends in the 2000s
Brookings Institution, November 2011, 35 pp.
This study examines 100 metro areas and finds that the number of extreme-poverty census tracts, where poverty rates exceed 40%, rose by one-third over the past decade. The Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area saw a 2.7% increase in share of the poor population in extreme-poverty tracts. more info >
The unraveling of the American dream
Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota, April 2011, 9 pp.
Research on the relationship between various household characteristics and foreclosures for households with children enrolled in Minneapolis public schools. more info >
Communities in crisis: Race and mortgage lending in the Twin Cities
Institute on Race and Poverty, February 2009, 52 pp.
Based on research of data from the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, this report reveals racial disparities in lending in the Twin Cities and suggests remedies, including monitoring and enforcement of fair lending laws. more info >