In 1998, CURA was contracted by the Family Housing Fund and the State of Minnesota to conduct an evaluation of the implementation of the Hollman consent decree. The findings of the three-year evaluation are presented in a series of eight reports. The reports conclude that the implementation of the consent decree produced mixed results with respect to the construction of replacement housing units, the reductions of race and poverty concentration in public housing in the Twin Cities, and the use of special mobility certificates made available by the decree. In July 1992, attorneys for the Minnesota Legal Aid Society and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) filed suit in federal district court on behalf of a group of plaintiffs living in public housing in Minneapolis. The complaint in Hollman v. Cisneros, which was named for lead plaintiff Lucy Hollman, alleged that the public housing and Section 8 programs in Minneapolis perpetuated racial and low-income segregation. The defendants in the Hollman suitﾗ-the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority, the City of Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Community Development Agency, the Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developmentﾗoffered to enter into settlement negotiations with the plaintiffs. In April 1995, the parties signed a consent decree that committed the co-defendants to a series of dramatic policy changes aimed at deconcentrating family public housing in the city of Minneapolis. The reports conclude that the implementation of the consent decree produced mixed results with respect to the construction of replacement housing units, the reduction of race and poverty concentration in public housing in the Twin Cities, and the use of special mobility certificates made available by the decree. Each report is also available individually as a print publication or PDF file at http://www.cura.umn.edu/publications/Hollman.html.
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Goetz, Edward G.
Deconcentrating Poverty in Minneapolis: Hollman v. Cisneros, Reports 1-8..
Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA).
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