KEEP ST. PAUL HOME:
CAMPAIGN FOR RENT STABILIZATION
West Side Voices, May 11 2021
We are on Dahkóta land, Imnízaska (“white cliffs”) - Dakhóta Land Map by Marlena Myles
1934, New Deal HOLC (Home Owners Loan Corporation) map (red = “hazardous,” yellow = “declining”)
1935 Map of “Neighborhood Character”
Housing is an issue of racial equity.
Who gets to call this place home? Who gets to take (up) space, who is forced to leave?
What stories have you been told about housing?
What is your personal and family story around housing?
What does rent stabilization do?
Rent stabilization is a policy that allows for reasonable rent increases in rental housing by creating a predictable schedule for the maximum percentage of rent increase that is allowed each year.
It is a moderate approach to addressing rising rents, compared to policies like rent freezes, which prohibit rent increases, or rent ceilings, which set a maximum monthly rent.
Nearly 200 cities in the US have some type of rent stabilization policy.
Housing Equity Now! St. Paul (HENS) is advocating for a rent stabilization policy that limits the rate of rent increase in a 12-month period to 3%.
This allowable increase would apply to all rental units across the city, meaning it would protect ALL renters from egregious rent increases.
TAKE ACTION WITH WSCO!
- Sign the petition!
- Take petition sheets home with you to collect signatures from your family and friends!
- Join us at one of our canvass days!
Saturday, May 15 (12-2pm or 2pm-4pm)
Monday May 17 (5-7pm)
Saturday mornings at Bootstrap (May 29, June 5, June 12)
Sign up at the petition table!