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Many Somali families call Eden Prairie home, but unjust rental practices and skyrocketing housing fees are threatening to displace community members. The Alliance is working with New American Development Center, Jewish Community Action, HOME Line, and others to protect tenants, preserve affordable housing, and create more affordable home options in the Southwest suburbs. Watch “Affordable Housing in Eden Prairie…

Minnesota Department of Human Rights Commissioner Kevin Lindsey announced increased Workforce Participation Goals for women and people of color throughout Minnesota for state construction contractors. These increased goals aim to reduce barriers to workforce entry, to respond to demographic changes, and to prepare for Minnesota’s emerging workforce shortage. The Alliance agrees with MDHR that our…

Alongside member groups New American Development Center, Jewish Community Action, HOME Line, and more, the Alliance is working to support the protection, preservation, and production of affordable housing in Eden Prairie, where many Somali families are being denied access to adequate housing. “This is a crisis that the region and Hennepin County is experiencing … and a…

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…

The Alliance for Metropolitan Stability seeks a qualified candidate to fill the position of communications and programming coordinator. The Alliance supports grassroots organizing for racial, economic, and environmental justice in Twin Cities economic growth and land development decisions. We lead coalition organizing campaigns that connect the issues of affordable housing, transportation, racial justice, health equity,…

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…