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Urban Housing:The needs of African immigrants in the Twin Cities

There are estimated 60,000 Liberians, Somalis and other Africans in the Twin Cities. Given the cultural and language barriers these immigrants face upon arrival in the US, and the big gap in home ownership between blacks and whites, what are the authorities doing to help these Africans get better housing? This story will look at the specific problems housing problems affecting African immigrants in the Minneapolis-St. Paul areas.

ossible Sources:

Minnesota Housing Finance Agency

Tel: 651.296.7608

Housing and Urban Development

Phone: (612) 370-3000

Clarence Hightower, President and CEO: Minneapolis Urban League

Tel: 612 302 3100