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.
Comment on the Addendum to the 2014 Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing
The FHIC has 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 will specifically address the 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 notice is to announce the beginning of a minimum thirty-day (30) public comment and review period of the draft AI Addendum. The purpose of the public comment period is to receive comments from the general public concerning the draft AI Addendum. This fair housing planning is required of communities that receive certain funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Written comments may be submitted to:
Alyssa Wetzel-Moore, FHIC Chair
Saint Paul Department of Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity
15 West Kellogg Boulevard, 240 City Hall
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Written comments will be accepted March 1 through April 3, 2017.
Several public meetings will also be held throughout the metro area March 14, 15 and 16.
Tuesday, March 14
- Eden Prairie Public Library - Large Conference Room
565 Prairie Center Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
- Washington County Community Development Agency
7645 Currell Boulevard, Woodbury, MN 55125
Wednesday, March 15
- Brookdale Public Library - ABC Meeting Room
6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
- Minneapolis Urban League Glover-Suddeth Center - Laura Scott Williams Room
2100 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Thursday, March 16
- Saint Paul Rondo Library - Community Room
461 North Dale, Saint Paul, MN 55013
- Dakota County Community Development Agency
1228 Town Centre Dr, Eagan, MN 55123
If you need an accommodation to participate in the public comment process, please contact Alyssa Wetzel-Moore. If you need an accommodation to attend the public meetings, please contact her five days prior to the meeting.