Oct. 15, 2018: Equitable Development on St. Paul’s West Side: A Video Case Study
The Equitable Development Principles & Scorecard helps communities ensure that the principles and practices of equitable development, environmental justice, and affordability are available to all residents.
As we have worked with local communities of color and low-income communities to pilot the Scorecard, a number of groups have chosen to adapt it to serve their communities’ unique needs. Through utilizing and adapting the Scorecard, the West Side Community Organization has been able to articulate their vision for their neighborhood, set their standards for the community, and, as WSCO board member Katie Haas says, hopefully do some healing.
Check out this video case study of the Scorecard in action and learn why WSCO executive director Monica Bravo says, “Our neighborhood is really hungry for this.”
Activist and lifelong West Sider Katrina Mendoza is excited about how WSCO has used the Scorecard “to include the voices of our community, the wisdom of our elders, the voices of our youth, folks with different abilities, people of color, our renters, homeowners, business owners, and honor everybody’s lived experience.”
Curious how you can use the Scorecard to fight for equitable development in your community? Contact joohee pomplun at 612-332-4471 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Equitable Development Principles & Scorecard was created for public use with input from: Alliance for Metropolitan Stability – Asian Economic Development Association – Asian Media Access – Aurora St. Anthony Neighborhood Development Corporation – Blake Road Corridor Collaborative – Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha – Community Stabilization Project – Harrison Neighborhood Association – Heritage Park Neighborhood Association – Jewish Community Action – La Asamblea de Derechos Civiles – Lao Assistance Center of MN – Metropolitan Interfaith Council on Affordable Housing – MN Center for Neighborhood Organizing – New American Academy – Nexus Community Partners – Northside Residents Redevelopment Council – Umoja Community Development Corporation