NRP Funding Loss and Property Tax Analysis

Center for Urban and Regional Affairs   (Minneapolis-St. Paul)

May 2011

CURA was asked by a group of neighborhood organizations to measure the impact of proposed cuts in their share of city funding.  The cuts would be used to decrease a proposed 7.5% property tax hike down to 3.7%.  Maps were created showing which neighborhoods were most affected as well as which sought to gain from the tax savings. In addition the amount of money lost by neighborhoods were overlayed on maps of poverty and race to show the effects on disadvantaged communities.