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1 Advancing equity through Thrive MSP 2040 Equity: The Superior Growth Model

2 Metropolitan Council mission to foster efficient and economic growth for a prosperous metropolitan region 2013 HUMAN RIGHTS SYMPOSIUM 2

3 Metropolitan Council addresses issues that affect our region Created in 1967 to plan for the orderly growth of the seven-county metro area Coordinate the delivery of services that couldn’t be provided efficiently by any one city or county 2013 HUMAN RIGHTS SYMPOSIUM 3

4 The Council’s definition of “equity” All residents are full and equal partners in decision-making. The opportunities and challenges of growth are equitably shared across our communities. Connecting all residents to opportunities such as good jobs, transit, natural areas and vibrant public spaces. 4 2013 HUMAN RIGHTS SYMPOSIUM

5 Thrive MSP 2040 Long-range plan that creates a regional vision for next 30 years Provides the policy direction for Council’s systems and policy plans 2013 HUMAN RIGHTS SYMPOSIUM 5

6 The region’s population in 2040 31% population growth (over 800,000 people) 43% of regional residents will be people of color—accounts for all the net growth 37% employment growth (570,000 jobs) 62% of net new households will not have children 100%+ growth in senior population 2013 HUMAN RIGHTS SYMPOSIUM 6

7 Population will expand 31% by 2040 2013 HUMAN RIGHTS SYMPOSIUM 7 2/3 from natural growth 1/3 from international migration

8 Region is poised for continued economic growth 1.5 percent of national GDP 37 percent growth in jobs between 2010-40 2013 HUMAN RIGHTS SYMPOSIUM 8

9 43% of residents will be people of color by 2040 2013 HUMAN RIGHTS SYMPOSIUM 9

10 100%+ Growth in Senior Population 2013 HUMAN RIGHTS SYMPOSIUM 10

11 Thrive MSP 2040 Plan Use our influence and investments to build a more equitable region Create real choices in where we live and how we travel for all our residents Invest in a mix of housing affordability along the region’s transitways Engage with a full cross-section of the community in making decisions 2013 HUMAN RIGHTS SYMPOSIUM 11

12 Thrive MSP 2040 Timeline 2013 HUMAN RIGHTS SYMPOSIUM 12 Thrive MSP 2040 (2014) Systems and Policy Plans (2014-15) Systems Statements (2015) Local Comprehensive Plan Updates (2018)

13 What is FHEA-the Fair Housing Equity Assessment? A structured process to analyze: Communities of race AND poverty concentration Measures and geographies of opportunity Connections to opportunity and public investments Impacts on regional planning 2013 HUMAN RIGHTS SYMPOSIUM 13

14 Race and poverty concentrations What income level defines poverty = 185% of federal poverty rate What percentage defines a concentration of poverty= 40% What percentage defines a concentration of race= 50% Racially Concentrated Areas of Poverty (RCAP) 2013 HUMAN RIGHTS SYMPOSIUM 14




18 Comparing Poverty and Area Median Income - 2011 2013 HUMAN RIGHTS SYMPOSIUM 18 Source: U.S. Census Bureau Poverty Thresholds for 2011; affordability limits for 2011 based on the area median income set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

19 Poverty in the seven-county region 2013 HUMAN RIGHTS SYMPOSIUM 19 People living at 100% of poverty level

20 Regional poverty rate by age group 2013 HUMAN RIGHTS SYMPOSIUM 20 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey five-year data, 2007-2011 People living at 100% of poverty level

21 Poverty and race in the seven-county area 2013 HUMAN RIGHTS SYMPOSIUM 21

22 Poverty rates by race and ethnicity 2013 HUMAN RIGHTS SYMPOSIUM 22 People living at 100% of poverty level

23 3 rd Lowest White Poverty Rate 2013 HUMAN RIGHTS SYMPOSIUM 23

24 4 th Highest Poverty Rate for People of Color 2013 HUMAN RIGHTS SYMPOSIUM 24

25 3 rd Highest Racial Gap 2013 HUMAN RIGHTS SYMPOSIUM 25

26 Addressing disparities in low- income and communities of color How can we plan for a prosperous future in the Twin Cities region? PolicyLink, based in Oakland, California, has called for communities to adopt a new growth model that embraces the nation’s changing demographics. 2013 HUMAN RIGHTS SYMPOSIUM 26

27 Corridors of Opportunity Vision and Principles Leadership is collaborative, transparent, and innovative Use transitway development to expand access to jobs and affordable housing Enhance the region’s ability to compete in the global economy Equity Economic Competitiveness Expanding access to opportunity for residents of all incomes and backgrounds Focusing on transitway corridors that will guide our region’s growth VISION

28 Corridors of Opportunity Community Engagement Model Goal: Engage historically underrepresented communities in transitway planning and decision-making Community Engagement Team provides leadership and recommendations to Policy Board on community engagement $720,000 in grants to 19 community engagement grantees across region 2013 HUMAN RIGHTS SYMPOSIUM 28

29 Partnership for Regional Opportunity 2013 HUMAN RIGHTS SYMPOSIUM 29


31 Summary Met Council is beginning to address regional disparities through more equitable policies. Community engagement is at the forefront of our work to adapt to a changing region. Corridors of Opportunity is a regional partnership that will continue to work within the region to enhance equity. 2013 HUMAN RIGHTS SYMPOSIUM 31

32 A region that shares both opportunities and challenges and that seeks to improve the lives of its entire population is stronger and more vibrant. 2013 HUMAN RIGHTS SYMPOSIUM 32

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