Fair Housing Implementation Council
The ad hoc Fair Housing Implementation Council (FHIC) was established in 2002 to coordinate efforts of its participating members to comply with their obligations to affirmatively further fair housing throughout the Twin Cities metro housing market area. Funding members administer federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funding, as well as other Fair Housing programs which require them to certify to HUD that they will affirmatively further fair housing through the operation of their housing and community development programs as well as fair housing activities to overcome impediments. The FHIC also has representation by a number of area-wide agencies and organizations interested in affirmatively furthering fair housing.
Funding members of the FHIC include the counties of Anoka, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey and Washington; the Metro HRA (Metropolitan Council); the Community Development Agencies of Scott and Carver Counties; and the cities of Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Coon Rapids, Saint Paul and Woodbury.
Request for Proposals
The Fair Housing Implementation Council (FHIC) sought project proposals to advance these fair housing priorities over the next nine months:
- Fair housing training,
- Community engagement around government decision-making process and
- Housing displacement prevention while maintaining quality and affordable housing.
The submission window is now closed. Selected applicants will be notified in early November.
Addendum to the 2014-2019 Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing
The FHIC contracted with Mosaic Community Planning, LLC to conduct an Addendum to the FHIC’s 2014 Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing (AI Addendum). The Addendum specifically addresses housing discrimination, gentrification and displacement, barriers to housing choice, and the conditions of segregation and integration in the seven-county area that includes Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington Counties in Minnesota.
This fair housing planning is required of communities that receive certain funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Written comments were accepted March 1 through April 3, 2017. Several public meetings were held throughout the metro area March 14, 15 and 16.