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.

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.

An open thirty-day (30) public comment and review period of the draft AI Addendum ended March 31, 2017. The purpose of the public comment period was 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.

Read the draft AI Addendum

Public Meetings

Several public meetings were held throughout the metro area in mid-March 2017.

Tuesday, March 14
Eden Prairie Public Library - Large Conference Room
2 - 4 p.m.
565 Prairie Center Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
 
Washington County Community Development Agency
6 - 8 p.m.
7645 Currell Boulevard, Woodbury, MN 55125

Wednesday, March 15
Brookdale Public Library -  ABC Meeting Room
2 - 4 p.m.
6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
 
Minneapolis (location TBD)
6 - 8 p.m.

Thursday, March 16
Saint Paul Rondo Library - Community Room
10:30 a.m. - noon
461 North Dale, Saint Paul, MN 55013
 
Dakota County Community Development Agency
2:30-3:30 p.m.
1228 Town Centre Dr, Eagan, MN 55123