Just Deeds

On March 16, 2021, the City of Hopkins City Council adopted the resolution condemning the use of discriminatory covenants and approved the participation in the Just Deeds coalition. 

Just Deeds Coalition

Just Deeds coalition members provide free legal and title services to help property owners find discriminatory covenants and discharge them from their property titles.

Although no longer enforceable, the covenants resulted in a century of segregated communities by stifling access to wealth, education, policing, safety, neighborhood parks and public transportation – services other communities take for granted. These impacts continue today. 

Renouncing the covenants allow us to acknowledge this racist history and pursue reconciliation and anti-racist solutions to mitigate the impact on our community going forward.

City Map - Racially Restrictive Covenants