The Alliance for Metropolitan Stability is a coalition of grassroots organizations that advances racial, economic and environmental justice in growth and development patterns in the Twin Cities region.

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The Link: From Poverty to Opportunity and More

10/09/2014

Here is the latest edition of the Link. 

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Minneapolis Responds to Equity Commitments Coalition's Demands

10/09/2014

Minneapolis will continue to plan and seek money for streetcar lines and bus rapid transit routes aimed at better connecting existing and future transit projects with areas of high poverty and high numbers of transit users. The city will also keep pushing the Metropolitan Council and the state to fund transit improvements that will help the regional system better serve poor and minority residents. Those were among some of the promises recently announced by the city council in response to requests from the Equity Commitments Coalition for Metro-wide Transportation.

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Southwest Journal: Coalition Urging $20 Million for Affordable Housing

10/09/2014

A group of community organizations, including Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers, Habitat for Humanity, and the Alliance for Metropolitan Stability, has assembled a campaign for $20 million for affordable housing in the city’s 2015 budget. The funding would include $15 million for the city’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund, $3 million for senior housing and $2 million for home ownership programs.

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As Met Council Changes Transit Priorities; Suburbs Say Not So Fast

10/09/2014

Last week, the Twin Cities’ five suburban counties held a dramatic meeting to announce concerns about the region’s transportation planning. At the center of the discussion was a list of “common and unique concerns” shared by the suburban counties. To most people, their concerns could be passed off as obscure. But to advocates and those who have worked with the Met Council to address the long standing issues in the region’s transportation system, the suburban counties efforts are nothing more than an attempt to roll back equity in our region.

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Organizer Roundtable: Building Power in the Asian American Pacific Islander Community

Join us for our upcoming Organizer Roundtable. Organizers and other leaders in the Asian American Pacific Islander community will discuss how they are building power, framing issues and advancing racial justice so that no one is left behind.

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Equity Commitments for Southwest Light Rail Transit
05/23/2014

The following document of transit-related equitable outcomes are based on a series of conversations focused on how communities of color in Minneapolis can benefit from the SWLRT project. We are offering targeted strategies that will create wealth and economic opportunity. A particular emphasis on north Minneapolis was applied to these equity commitments.

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Common Ground: Spring 2014
06/03/2014

The latest issue of the Common Ground features a cover story about creating geographies of opportunity throughout the Twin Cities. It also highlights our work at the Move MN table to pass a comprehensive transportation bill and shares stories from our other campaigns that are producing more equitable outcomes in the region.

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