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The Alliance is working with several member groups, including the Housing Justice Center, the Sierra Club, and All Parks Alliance for Change, to urge the Metropolitan Council to stand up for affordable homes in the Twin Cities. Although the Met Council has expressed an expectation that more affordable housing will be generated in the metro area, they are…

Bringing community voices to the forefront of the planning process is vital when developing public infrastructure. In 2011, the Metropolitan Council received a sizable grant intended to support a local initiative called the Corridors of Opportunity. Part of the grant was intended to support a community engagement initiative. The Alliance for Metropolitan Stability, the Minnesota Center for…

Data released from a University of Minnesota gentrification study has triggered a full-scale debate on why there is a lack of affordable housing in Minneapolis. The study’s authors point to low wages in households of color as the primary issue. But Owen Duckworth, coalition organizer for the Alliance, says the problem is more complex than…

Despite strong support from the business community and local elected officials, the Metropolitan Council announced Monday that the Southwest Light Rail Transit (SWLRT) project has incurred $19 million in cost delays. Those costs will increase each week that the final local funding is not secured. In addition, the Orange Line BRT project faces an uncertain…

Together with so many across the Twin Cities, the Alliance for Metropolitan Stability’s Board and staff mourn the loss of Philando Castile, a black man who was recently shot and killed by police in Falcon Heights, MN. We offer our sincerest condolences to his family and friends, and grieve with an entire community who is…

Amazing things happen when people come together. The Grand Opening of the Northside Temporary Greenway is just a couple months away and we need your help! Please indicate if you are interested in volunteering at any of the events by filling out this brief survey: ASSEMBLY PARTY: Grab your tools, roll up your sleeves, and let’s…

The Alliance for Metropolitan Stability, in partnership with the City of Minneapolis and the Northside Greenway Council, is pleased to announce two funding opportunities for organizations and individuals to do community engagement around the North Minneapolis Greenway Demonstration project for the summer of 2016. Applications for Greenway Demonstration Neighborhood Connectors (for Individuals) We are accepting…

This article from David Kang in the Twin Cities Daily Planet details the outreach and engagement in the Asian community on the North Minneapolis Greenway project. Kang states that while all of the data from the 2015 engagement period has yet to be fully analyzed, preliminary results show that of the 130 Hmong community members…

As of the start of the 2016 legislative session, there was no transportation bill. And there might never be one, despite the friendly relations and common ground between the House and Senate’s key negotiators and the universal agreement that lawmakers should pass a comprehensive transportation plan before they go home in May. The two big…

The Met Council’s newly appointed Equity Advisory Committee will confront the institutional policies and practices that have named the Twin Cities as having the highest racial disparities in terms of income, housing and education. The 21-member committee will set its own agenda and have broad latitude to analyze data and push for changes in regional…