Housing Justice Center

is a nonprofit public interest advocacy and legal organization whose primary mission is to preserve and expand affordable housing for low-income individuals and families.

Our Approach

Fixing a hole: The Fritz defense revisited

Read Housing Justice Center Housing Rights Attorney Jim Poradek and Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid attorney Luke Grundman on the unconstitutional “pay-to-defend” barrier in Minnesota eviction actions: “The pay-to-defend requirement has turned Minnesota eviction actions into a one-way street flowing straight toward eviction; due process has become a meaningless promise to the poor.”

RentHelpMN and the eviction moratorium off-ramp

Over the past 16 months, we saw the statewide eviction moratorium function as a powerful public health intervention that kept people in their homes. And while our desire for a world with no evictions remains, we now face the end of the eviction moratorium and an incoming surge in evictions.

Find free legal help using LawHelpMN.org and apply to RentHelpMN via RentHelpMN.org or by calling 2-1-1 today.

HJC offers RentHelpMN assistance at Cedar Knolls

Over the last few months, HOME Line VISTA Tenant Organizer Teresa Garcia-Delcompare has been working in conjunction with Pueblos de Lucha y Esperanza and Housing Justice Center to organize in her manufactured home park community. On Saturday, June 26, she combined several of her projects into one large community event at Cedar Knolls.