In support of the Thrive MSP 2040 initiative, the Fair Housing and Equity Assessment (FHEA) seeks to answer key questions related to opportunity within our region.
Key questions include:
Racially Concentrated Areas of Poverty are areas where more than 50 percent of the residents are people of color and more than 40 percent of the residents are poor. What is opportunity? Access to jobs and good schools? To clean and safe neighborhoods? To social services, basic necessities and amenities?
How are opportunities distributed across the region? Can all residents, especially those who live in racially concentrated areas of poverty (RCAPs), access these opportunities equally regardless of their race and income?
How can we structure the region’s public investments to make sure all residents can access opportunities?
A key element of this assessment is the information about racially concentrated areas of poverty (RCAPS) in the seven-county metro area. How should the region plan to address these concerns?
For more information, view the draft data assessment published in June 2013. http://metrocouncil.org/Planning/Publications-And-Resources/FHEA-Data-Chapter-DRAFT-June-2013.aspx