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
Using ARPA and local funds, Hennepin County has allocated almost $3 million to provide food to underserved or struggling communities.
An anti-displacement work group is working to prevent displacement and inequity in the new light rail project.
The effects of climate change will exacerbate health threats, especially for people of color.
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.