Just Deeds Project

During the forming of the Twin Cities, discriminatory covenants were used to keep those that were not white from owning or occupying land in certain  neighborhoods. The result is a century of segregated communities and huge disparities in wealth, health and well-being.

Just Deeds is a program that allows property owners to discharge racially restrictive covenants to create change and promote racial equity here in Minnesota. Below is a video from the City of Golden Valley, in partnership with CCX Media, that provides additional background and information about the Just Deeds program.

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Click here to Learn more about the history of these covenants in Minnesota.

To Participate

You can click on the county of residence link below to start the application process.



National League of Cities (NLC) Article on Just Deeds Program

You can also volunteer your time and services to this project.  If you'd like to help, the Just Deeds website has different opportunities available.  Click here to find out more.