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MN ERASE Campaign Seeking RentHelpMN Stories

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ACER is convening with the Minnesota Housing Partnership and the Housing Justice Center to better understand the needs of Minnesotans who have been through the process of applying for the…

ACER Addresses Vaccine Hesitancy through education and community partnerships

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In September, the ACER Health Equity Team arranged a flu shot and COVID-19 vaccination clinic in partnership with Ebenezer Church. The event was an opportunity for the ACER Health Equity…

Vaccine Clinic at Brooklyn Park Activity Center

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Mayor Jacobson Encourages Vaccination for Residents   https://youtu.be/_d0gFmMAjwg It's important to get vaccinated to protect ourselves and our community. That's why Brooklyn Park Mayor Lisa Jacobson and ACER are inviting…

Tenants at Georgetown Park Apartments Protest Management’s Predatory Practices

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Brooklyn Park, MN — On October 5, 2021, members of nonprofit African Career, Education and Resource Inc. (ACER) joined Georgetown Park tenants in solidarity with the tenants’ protest against new…

Brooklyn Park’s Healthy Living Hub

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—Brooklyn Park’s Healthy Living Hub is Striving for Health Equity- In Brooklyn Park, 85th Street marks the near-invisible division between two different worlds. North of the line, the city’s population…

Archived: ACER takes action after Trump Admin Ends D.E.D.

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Published: June 23, 2018 For years, Congress has discussed the need for comprehensive immigration reform, yet there has been little progress in advancing legislation that would protect the millions of…

Business Owner Florence Karp Finds Success with Elevate Business HC

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Last week the folks at Hennepin County came to ACER’s offices to capture small business owner Florence Karp's success story. To support small and micro-businesses ACER, in partnership with Elevate…

Georgetown Park Tenants Meet With Property Manager

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Last night, after months of attempting to get in contact with their property manager, residents at Georgetown Park were able to meet with some of their management via zoom. ACER's…

An Open Letter to Governor Walz and Lieutenant Governor Flanagan

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ACER signed on to this letter in collaboration with almost 20 other organizations as we advocated for specific funding for our community's micro-businesses struggling through this pandemic. See the original…

To Our Community

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Dear Community, How are you doing in this moment? Today at ACER, we chose to spend our workday checking on each other. The work we were called to today, was…

Nelima Sitati Munene is shifting the housing narrative

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This was originally posted on Family Housing Fund on May 11, 2020 Nelima Sitati Munene is shifting the housing narrative Nelima Sitati Munene was a college student living in Brooklyn…

#CancelRent May Day Action

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For many of us, the COVID-19 crisis has turned our homes into sanctuaries for our health and safety and our community’s safety. As we enter into the second month of…

Equity in Place: How ACER and Partners are Shaping Investment in the Twin Cities Region

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ACER is a member of the Equity in Place coalition, a diverse group of strategic partners from place-based, housing, and advocacy organizations. We believe that everyone in the Twin Cities…

Equity in Place: Why Communities of Color Challenged a Fair Housing Complaint and What We Learned

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ACER is a member of the Equity in Place coalition, which challenged a Fair Housing complaint that alleged that the Twin Cities region was using federal housing funding to concentrate…

Creating Connections to Health Care

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There is adequate health care in the Healthy Living Hub area thanks to a Hennepin County Medical Clinic (HCMC) located on Zane Avenue, which is both centrally located and accessible…

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