Access and Outreach
The Citys "One Minneapolis" goal prescribes "equal access, equal opportunity and equal input" for all residents of the City. To assure that City services are understood, obtainable and equitable, the Access and Outreach Division of the NCR Department will focus on addressing and removing barriers to civic participation and meaningful engagement.
- Multicultural Services & Outreach
- Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan (2012)
- Interpretation/Translation Services
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance
- Welcoming & Orienting New Residents
Minneapolis is the First City to Support President Obama’s Dream Act
The City of Minneapolis is the first city in the United States to support President Barack Obama’s federal policy that would allow undocumented youth to continue to call America home. The Minneapolis City Council voted last Friday, June 29, 2012 unanimously in favor of adding this support to the City’s federal agenda. The recommendation to the Department of Homeland and Security is to implement this policy with the broadest, most-inclusive language so that it ensures wide participation by all those who are eligible.
The Neighborhood and Community Relations Department (NCR) and the Intergovernmental Relations Department (IGR) staff have been working with City Council Vice President Robert Lilligren and Council Member Elizabeth Glidden to add this very important policy direction to the City’s federal agenda. By adding support of this policy to the City’s federal agenda, the City of Minneapolis is recommending that the Department of Homeland Security implement this policy with the broadest, most-inclusive language so that it ensures wide participation by all those who are eligible.
The President’s action has broad and important implications for our city and our immigrant communities. In mid-August, when the policy is expected to begin implementation, it is estimated that anywhere from 5,000 to 27,000 people in Minnesota will be able to submit an application to the U.S. Customs and Immigration Service for “Deferred Action.” Approved applicants will be eligible for a work permit, a social security number, and some protection against being deported. If the policy is fully implemented, it would prevent the deportation of many young people who have lived here for years, are productive members of our community, and call Minneapolis home.
It is the role of the NCR department to support clearly defined links between the City, its neighborhoods, cultural communities and residents. I am glad that the NCR department was able to provide support for such an important community issue.
The City of Minneapolis has zero tolerance for property owners who do not comply with city codes and ordinances. Several key programs are in place to ensure that property owners are held accountable for the safety condition of their buildings and the livability of our neighborhoods. Programs that ensure accountability include: Rental License Revocations, Condemnation, Demolitions and Vacant Building Registration initiative. For more details go to: Holding Property Owners Accountable .
For additional housing resources please visit the Housing Inspections webpage or call 311.
Minneapolis Language Lines
Spanish Line: (612) 673-2700
Somali Line: (612) 673-3500
Hmong Line: (612) 673-2800
American Sign Language Line: (612) 673-3220
TTY Line: (612) 673-2157
Skype Video Phone: CityofMinneapolis-NCR
Access and Outreach Manager: Lance Knuckles, (612) 673-2919 or email- Lance.Knuckles@minneapolismn.gov
The City of Minneapolis invites and encourages participation by every resident to each program, service and event within our city. Should you require an accommodation in order for you to fully participate, or should you require this document in a different format, please let us know by contacting 612-673-3737.
Last updated Jul. 17, 2013