The Link: Fewer Theories of Change, More Community Organizing
This edition of the Link includes a recap resource from our May Actualizing Equity event on transit-oriented development; a new report from the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, “The Illusion of Choice: Evictions and Profit in North Minneapolis,” reflections from adrienne maree brown on “What Your Body Has to Do with Social Change;” commentaries from the Alliance and partners about tenant screening in Minneapolis and evictions in St. Louis Park; events from our member organizations — and two job postings from Rail~volution! Read the Link
The Link: A Mid-Year Check-In on Your Role in the Social Change Ecosystem
This edition of the Link includes resources from Deepa Iyer and Bunny McKenzie Mack on our roles in the social change ecosystem and unlearning oppressive tendencies in leadership; new funding opportunities for affordable housing advocacy and supporting women in environmental justice work; the debut of the OUR Alliance blog series featuring leaders’ reflections on our collective work together over the past 25 years; articles on reparations and racism as a public health crisis; events from our member organizations — and two job postings from the Alliance! Read the Link
The Link: Green Line Cuts Put Spotlight on Met Council Decisionmaking
This edition of the Link includes an Alliance recap and published commentary from Kadra Abdi reflecting on the need for more equitable and inclusive decision-making at Met Council, a new report on “Housing and Economic Growth in the Twin Cities,” an article exploring the community development innovations of late rapper and entrepreneur Nipsey Hustle, community forums in St. Paul and Minneapolis on preventing displacement and more. Read the Link
The Link: Why Density Isn’t Enough
This edition of the Link includes the recap resource from the Alliance’s Actualizing Equity event focused on “Why Density Isn’t Enough,” a member profile on ACER’s Pathway to Citizenship Campaign, a new report on “Making Bicycling Equitable,” articles on the racial equity impacts of housing and transit investments, jobs from the Twin Cities Media Alliance and more. Read the Link
The Link: Equity Advisory Committee Questions Proposal to Eliminate 24-Hour Service on the Green Line
This edition of the Link includes the recap resource from the Alliance’s Actualizing Equity event focused on “New Electeds of Color and Approaches to Policymaking,” a new report from the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs on “Racially Concentrated Areas of Affluence,” articles on the Equity Advisory Committee’s concerns around the proposed elimination of 24-hour service on the Green Line, micro-entrepreneurs in North Minneapolis and more. Read the Link
The Link: Homelessness Spikes by 10% since 2015
This edition of the Link includes new reports on homelessness in Minnesota, rental trends in Minneapolis, and racial inclusion in the regional economy, along with articles about the development of the region’s largest plot of vacant land, the Alliance’s upcoming leadership transition and the inaugural edition of the Frogtown Free Press. Read the Link
The Link: Funding and Resources to Build Resilience and Power
This edition of the Link includes new funding and resources from CURA, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Windcall to support community organizing, highlights an annual report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition that quantifies the dramatic gap between the demand and availability of affordable housing, shares a resource on “How to do a Land Acknowledgement” and more. Read the Link
The Link: YIMBYs, Rent Control, New Met Council and More!
This edition of the Link shares a package of articles from Shelterforce exploring the rise of “YIMBYs” in housing advocacy, a new report from Right to the City quantifying the benefits of rent control, a recap resource from the Alliance’s first Actualizing Equity 2019 event, the Governor’s announcement of the new members of the Metropolitan Council and more. Read the Link
The Link: Recommendations for Met Council Submitted to Governor
This edition of the Link shares the latest report from the Met Council on the production of affordable housing in the Twin Cities, a new documentary revealing Minneapolis’ legacy of racial covenants, a profile of Hope Community and its approach to organizing and housing development, and more! Read the Link
The Link: Gentrification, Upzoning and Testing Hypotheses on Equitable Development
This edition of the Link highlights a new report from the UMN’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs “The Diversity of Gentrification: Multiple Forms of Gentrification in Minneapolis and St. Paul,” a case study on the use of the Equitable Development Principles and Scorecard by Cycles for Change, a video on an organizing win to electrify Metro Transit buses and more! Read the Link
The Link: Met Council Finalists Announced!
This edition of the Link shares the list of finalists for the Metropolitan Council, a new report on “The Past, Present, and Future of Development along Twin Cities Transitways,” an Alliance member profile on Fresh Energy’s work to advance access and equity, and more! Read the Link
The Link: The Alliance and members are hiring!
This edition of the Link shares job openings at the Alliance and member organizations, as well as resources from a Jewish Community Action workshop on Anti-Semitism and White Nationalism; new analysis from the Met Council on “Visualizing Regional Racial Disparities,” an interactive map of where families with children use housing vouchers and more! Read the Link >