Hennepin County disparity reduction
Responding to racial inequities in our region
Our shared priority: ensure all Hennepin County residents thrive
Since 2013, Hennepin County has put an emphasis on disparity reduction in all our communities as we acknowledge that racial disparities exist.
We continue working across the organization and with community partners to go broader and deeper with our efforts.View Disparity Reduction: Vision and Priorities
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How we're making progress
Preventing displacement, helping communities thrive along the Blue Line Extension
Hennepin County works closely with communities to create a plan for the light rail line that prevents displacement and supports residents and businesses along the corridor.
Hennepin partners with community organizations with anti-racism initiative
In 2022, Hennepin County allocated $300,000 in the county budget to fund an anti-racism initiative, contracting with existing community organizations to support community-building, healing, and anti-racism efforts.
Faced with high demand, housing assistance teams use new strategies
Applications for the emergency programs are up 63% since 2019, demonstrating just how much need exists in the community around supporting stable housing.
Our response to disparities
We see disparities every day in the places our critical support services serve people who are not faring well. We have an obligation to work toward eliminating disparities by whatever means we have.