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

Legislative Session 2023: Big Wins for Housing Justice

The 2023 Legislative Session has wrapped, and Minnesota renters have a lot to celebrate! Housing justice advocates pushed for the successful passage of many new tenant protections and new funding for rental assistance…

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Minnesota Renters: 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 Housing Justice Center, we assist many Minnesota 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 secure a place to call home…

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NEW REPORT: The USDA Section 515 Program and the Challenges of Preserving Affordable Housing in Greater Minnesota

In April 2023, new research was released on the USDA Section 515 Program and the challenges of preserving rural affordability. This was a multi-year research collaboration between the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA), Minnesota Housing Partnership, and Housing Justice Center…

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