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

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, Housing Justice Center is answering some common questions from renters about the policy…

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The time for mobile home justice is yesterday

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...

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HJC recognizes and reflects on Fair Housing Month

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?

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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