2020 Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) Public Comment Period

Graphic of counties that participated in the AI study

The City of Saint Paul welcomes you to provide comments on the draft 2020 Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice  (AI). The public comment period is available to receive comment on the content and findings of the draft AI.

Comment on the study

Comments will be accepted now through October 18th, 2020.

The Twin Cities Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing choice (AI) is a thorough examination of structural barriers to fair housing choice and access to opportunity for members of historically marginalized groups protected from discrimination by the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA). This analysis specifically analyzes the following jurisdictions in the Twin Cities Region: Anoka County, Coon Rapids, Dakota County Hennepin County, Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Ramsey County, St. Paul, Washington County, Woodbury, Scott County and Carver County. While Coon Rapids and Minnetonka are no longer classified as entitlement jurisdictions, the two cities were included in this analysis, as they were entitlement jurisdictions for the majority of the 5-year period between AIs conducted for the Region.

In addition to analyzing and identifying barriers to fair housing choice within the Region, this AI also outlines meaningful strategies that can be implemented to achieve progress towards the various entitlement jurisdictions’ obligation to affirmatively furthering fair housing. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), in consultation with the Twin Cities Fair Housing Implementation Council (FHIC) prepared this AI. Completion of the regional AI is required of communities that receive housing and community development funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Joint Public Hearing: City of Saint Paul and Ramsey County

A virtual public meeting is scheduled for September 21, 2020 at 6:00-8:00 p.m. The consultant from the Lawyers’ Committee will review the draft AI and its findings specific to the City of Saint Paul and Ramsey County and answer questions related to the findings.

Public Hearing will be hosted via Microsoft Teams. Please RSVP by September 18, 2020. You can join the Teams meeting from Chrome or Edge browsers on a computer, or on the Teams mobile app for Android or iOS.

You will be sent a link with meeting details by noon on September 21st, 2020.

RSVP to the Public Meeting

* The Fair Housing Implementation Council (FHIC) is a partnership of the Cities of Coon Rapids, Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Plymouth, St. Paul and Woodbury; the Counties of Anoka, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Washington; and the Community Development Agencies of Carver and Scott Counties.