Black Minnesotans are looking for solutions that ameliorate the rising cost of living and create pathways for financial freedom. Policies that increase economic security provide Black families with more opportunities to build intergenerational wealth, start businesses, and seek better employment opportunities.
- Increase affordable housing & homeownership funding to create more pathways for quality, affordable and dignified housing through policy measures like the OurFuture Starts at Home amendment.
- Expand outreach and training programs for jobs in emerging fields with high wages through wraparound service models prioritizing predominantly Black communities and neighborhoods to encourage place-based investment.
- Incentivize employers, small Black-owned businesses and corporations–with tax credits to invest in predominantly Black communities and ensure increased hiring, professional development and growth opportunities for its residents.