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Request for proposals to prepare a regional analysis of impediments to fair housing choice

The Fair Housing Implementation Council (FHIC) is inviting proposals from qualified bidders to produce a Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI). The AI will address fair housing barriers and solutions as defined by U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requirements in the seven-county metro area that includes Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington Counties in Minnesota.

The AI must identify the causes for housing disparities, factors that reduce fair housing choice, the distribution of affordable housing (publicly funded and naturally occurring), displacement that disproportionately affects protected classes, the effects of gentrification on protected classes, integration and segregation, and disparities in access to opportunity as defined by HUD.

The goal of this framework is to provide a better mechanism for HUD grantees to build fair housing goals into their existing planning processes.

The consultant will be primarily responsible for ensuring the AI complies with HUD requirements, project management of the AI process to ensure timely completion, conducting a public sector policy analysis/review and coordinating with information provided by the Metropolitan Council (the Metropolitan Council will be providing an update to demographic, market analysis and housing affordability data included in the Addendum to the 2014 Regional AI published in May 2017) and engagement consultant (to be determined) and incorporating their written materials into the overall AI.

You can find the full request for proposals and attachments below or at www.dakotacda.org.

All documents below are in PDF format.

The final proposal deadline is Monday, June 10, 2019.

Written questions may be directed to and proposals submitted to:

Tyler A. Moroles, FHIC Co-Chair
Hennepin County
701 4th Avenue S, Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Office: 612-348-2670
Email: Tyler.Moroles@hennepin.us

History

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.

Housing Justice Center report

The Housing Justice Center has recently completed a report to the Fair Housing Implementation Council concerning housing displacement prevention while maintaining quality and affordable housing. The report covers:

  • Preserving affordability of NOAH (naturally occurring affordable housing).
  • Redevelopment and displacement.
  • Manufactured home parks just cause evictions.

Read the full report (PDF)

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.​ All documents are in PDF format.