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

Ordinance 22-37 through a renter justice lens

In November of 2021, St. Paulites across race, income, and ward to vote YES for a strong rent stabilization policy to Keep St. Paul Home for all. Now, Council President Amy Brendmoen and Councilmember Chris Tolbert have co-authored Ordinance 22-37, which would make significant amendments to the rent stabilization policy voters passed. Learn from Housing Justice Center’s policy breakdown…

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Was your rental application denied due to something in your tenant screening report?

Being denied housing due to something in your tenant screening report can be discouraging. But there are steps you can take to turn that “No” into a “Yes.” At the Housing Justice Center we assist many tenants with this issue through our Renters Reclaim the Record project — call us at 1-800-429-1705 to learn more. In the meantime, here’s some basic information that can also help you succeed in securing a place to call home…

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Eight common questions regarding St. Paul’s rent stabilization ordinance

First, housing justice organizers collected over 9,000 signatures to get rent stabilization on the ballot. Then, over 30,000 St. Paul voters came together across race, class, and zip code and voted yes to Keep St. Paul Home for everyone this past November. Now, as we continue to advocate for the strongest rent stabilization possible, HJC is answering some common questions from renters about the policy.

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