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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.

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How we're making progress

Find out how we're reducing disparities in Hennepin County.
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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.

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Hennepin County adopts Land and Water Acknowledgment and launches Tribal Flag Lending Library

Hennepin County is committed to supporting indigenous representation and creating more opportunities for partnership and collaboration with Minnesota's American Indian Tribes.

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Helping people facing the deepest food insecurity

Using ARPA and local funds, Hennepin County has allocated almost $3 million to provide food to underserved or struggling communities.

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Data and updates about disparity reduction

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.