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The time for mobile home justice is yesterday
Disclaimer: manufactured home park pictured above is not the community mentioned in this post. This past winter, Housing Justice Center Community Organizer Teresa Garcia-Delcompare and attorney Shana Tomenes helped mobile home resident Anavela reach a settlement with...
Teresa Garcia-Delcompare officially joins HJC staff as Community Organizer
Over the past year, Housing Justice Center hosted Teresa Garcia-Delcompare as a HOME Line AmeriCorps VISTA Tenant Organizer. Now, HJC is honored to welcome Teresa as its newest full-time Community Organizer…
HJC recognizes and reflects on Fair Housing Month
54 years ago this month, the Fair Housing Act was passed, prohibiting discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of housing based on race, color, national origin, religion, and gender. The Act was later amended to include familial status and disability. Upon signing the historic legislation, President Lyndon B. Johnson noted the beginning of a new era, where fair housing for all would become “a part of the American way of life.” But are we there yet?
HJC’s guide to RentHelpMN appeals
If you’ve found your way to this web page, it’s likely because you’ve recently been denied the emergency rental assistance you applied for through RentHelpMN. While that is frustrating news, you still have an option to appeal your denial of benefits, and Housing...
HJC in the News
7/5/22 — MN Reformer
Tenants say landlords are skirting St. Paul rent control with new utility charges
7/1/22 — KYMN Radio
Viking Terrace residents uneasy, apprehensive over management change
4/29/22 — CBS Minnesota
St. Paul rent control ordinance kicks in Sunday, capping increases at 3%
4/25/22 — MinnPost
Housing advocates want lawmakers to restart and replenish Minnesota’s halted rental assistance program
3/1/22 — Star Tribune
Brooklyn Center tenants sue landlord over expired license, discriminatory practices
2/28/22 — CCX Media
Brooklyn Park nonprofit makes plea for emergency rental assistance
2/23/22 — MyVillager
Rent control ordinance’s 3% cap will work best without any exemptions
1/28/22 — CBS Minnesota
‘We’re really worried’: rent assistance orgs face influx of calls as state program abruptly stops applications
11/26/21 — Star Tribune
Rent escrow requirement prevents tenants from challenging poor living conditions, lawyers say
11/17/21 — Minnesota Reformer
St. Paul rent control advocates push back on ‘disaster narratives’ as developers rethink projects
9/14/21 — Star Tribune
State owns failure to get aid to renters
7/20/21 — Star Tribune
Renting can be tough for reformed gang members
5/25/21 — MPR News
Tenants worry and landlords fume over eviction ban
4/29/21 — Minnesota Reformer
Where is the rental assistance?
4/5/21 — CapRadio
Nixing single-family zoning: will it make housing more affordable?
3/31/21 — Minnesota Spokesman Recorder
Wilder Foundation charged with selling out its mission
3/30/21 — Minnesota Reformer
St. Paul residents launch rent stabilization campaign to cap increases at 3%
3/30/21 — KARE 11
St. Paul group aims to put rent control on ballot
12/8/20 — Star Tribune
Landlords go to court to fight Gov. Walz’s eviction moratorium
5/12/20 — Star Tribune
Minnesota legal advocates race to prepare for eviction court in COVID-19 world
2/23/20 — Pioneer Press
Karen teen outreach leads to neighborhood complaint against St. Paul landlord