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7.31.2020 -

Findings from a Financial Survey of East African Households in the Twin Cities

The Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area is home to more than 20,000 East African immigrant households, many of which are Muslim. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the extent to which this population utilizes mainstream financial services and products. Traditional loan products that charge interest are contradictory to principles found in ...

7.28.2020 -

Financial Opportunity Centers support local residents through economic opportunity, training and coaching

LISC Twin Cities is an organization geared towards revitalizing communities by helping bring economic opportunity to local residents. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused deep economic turmoil and increased disparities throughout our nation; many of our communities need more economic opportunities now, more than ever. In turn, we are increasing our capacity in order to help ...

7.24.2020 -

Breaking the Cycle: Minneapolis explores options for renters to purchase their homes

Our real estate system is firmly entrenched in policies that maintain white wealth and ownership. Since 2009, the U.S. housing market has undergone radical shifts in the way that real estate is financed and distributed. What began with a foreclosure crisis that devastated black homeownership has not let up. The housing market recovered in ...