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Posted on: August 9, 2022

Attend the Aug 18 Equity Forum On Affordable Housing

The disparity between the rate of white homeownership and the homeownership rate of households of color and Native American households in Minnesota is among the highest in the country, according to a report by the Urban Institute. The Aug 18, 6 pm Building An Equitable Golden Valley (BAEGV) forum at PRISM (1220 Zane Ave N) will discuss the barriers to developing more affordable and inclusive housing, and the City's goals to address the issues. Community members of all ages are invited to attend and activities for children will be provided.

For the City of Golden Valley the disparity is even greater than that of the State. Golden Valley is focused on promoting the goals of diversity and inclusion within our community, but that goal cannot be achieved without more affordable housing, both rental housing and ownership of single family homes. Why is there so little choice of affordable housing? What goals does the city have to remedy the situation? What tools does the city have/need to develop more affordable home opportunities for everyone? These questions and more will be discussed at the forum.

Sponsored by the City's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission, the forum will also include break-out sessions to discuss the barriers that exist to building additional affordable, inclusive housing in Golden Valley. The forum is free and open to all and will serve a light dinner at 5:30 pm. Community members can attend in-person or online. 

Watch the City website for updates and more information.

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