The Alliance for Metropolitan Stability is a coalition of grassroots organizations that advances racial, economic and environmental justice in growth and development patterns in the Twin Cities region.

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Introducing New Series: Transformative Equitable Development for Healthy Communities


True equitable development reflects the vision of communities of color and low wealth communities, builds wealth and creates healthy outcomes. As our region invests billions of dollars in public and private infrastructure projects, we have an opportunity to ensure developments are transformative by leveraging catalytic investments for these communities.

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The Link: How to Get Rid of Your Landlord and Socialize American Housing


Here is the latest edition of the Link. 

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MnDOT Falls Short of Diversity Goals


To receive federal money, each state’s transportation departments must set a statewide three-year goal for small businesses owned by people of color and women on federal-funded transportation projects. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) announced last month that it fell three percent short of its 10 percent Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation goal for the 2015 federal fiscal year with the goal rising to nearly 12% for 2016. MnDOT Commissioner Zelle has emphasized the importance of “investing resources to find and increase the number” of certified DBEs. This is of particular importance in the black community as black American firms received only $626,813 of the $76 million of DBE contracts in 2014.

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A Stubborn Gap


This article in Rooflines examines the ways in which racial inequity in wealth and homeownership has persisted from the Emancipation Proclamation of 1865 to the present day. According to the article, a close examination of this history is necessary in order to get to the bottom of the disparities that we face today.

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Transformative Equitable Development series: Naming the Moment

This year, the Alliance will convene regional leaders and practitioners to share their experience and intentionally strategize on the ways in which we can anchor community-led, transformative equitable development in our region. Save the date for the series launch: Naming the Moment. 

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Annual Report 2014

At the Alliance, we are committed to advancing equity throughout the Twin Cities region. We apply a racial, economic, and environmental justice lens in our work because we see the interconnectedness between the outcomes that these issues produce. We believe that the disinvestment that communities of color experience as a result of racism cannot be separated from the lack of employment opportunities, inability to build wealth, inadequate transportation connections, climate change or lack of access to affordable housing and healthy food options. This is why we aim to work at the intersection of these issues, understanding that a holistic approach to equity will lead to a more vibrant region.

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Common Ground Summer 2015

Our summer 2015 edition of the Common Ground includes a feature on our MoveMN work, a story on the importance of community involvement on advisory committees for Light Rail Transit projects, a highlight of our Ladders of Opportunity work and updates on HIRE Minnesota. 

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