Over recent years it has appeared that our neighborhood's Latino population was growing significantly. Our newest neighbors seemed to be a "community-within-a-community", separate from traditional residents, and often living in substandard housing.
In the fall of 2007, ANA was awarded a U of M grant to investigate the growth in our neighborhood's Latino population and to identify housing needs as perceived by Latinos themselves. A team of graduate students from the U of M researched demographics, established contacts with leaders in the Latino community, and conducted interviews with Latino residents.
The student team discovered Audubon's Latino population has in fact grown, and the housing issues Latino face include some unique to recent immigrants, and some common to all.