The National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities completed a community assessment in Ferguson, Missouri, focusing on the residents who live in the isolated southeast corner of the city where Michael Brown was killed in August 2014.

Through interviewing residents and community and institutional stakeholders, the community assessment aimed to better help understand the current context for the individuals and families living in the target area. In addition to exploring what life in this area of Ferguson is like for individuals, families, and youth, this community assessment also inquired about the future of the community and the idea of promoting a mixed-income transformation of the properties.

NIMC has continued to work with partners in southeast Ferguson on a second phase of the assessment. A group of resident leaders has been galvanized to expand the assessment and share findings with city leadership and other relevant stakeholders, with the goal of creating an inclusive transformation process that addresses the southeast Ferguson community’s needs.

For more information about the Southeast Ferguson Community Assessment, contact Project Coordinator Emily Miller, MSSA, at ekm40@case.edu.

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