Dear West Siders,
Stable housing makes for stable neighborhoods and neighbors are neighbors, whether they rent their home or are buying it.
My spouse and I were renters and we know that when renters are welcomed to a community they can feel part of that community, not like strangers. Now, as property owners who rent out a home, we are indebted to our renters: they pay our mortgage, keep the place up and they are able to live close to family and friends and work, like we used to do. They feel connected and don’t we all want to feel that way in the places we live? That is why we support the initiative to Keep St. Paul Home.
Do you want to join the movement for rent stabilization in St. Paul? Are you a homeowner who knows that your community is stronger when your neighbors who rent are free from price gouging rent increases? Are you aware of how structural racism in housing has created our deep housing inequities - or are you eager to learn?
The Allied Homeowners committee of the Keep St. Paul Home rent stabilization campaign is calling for homeowners who match this description to join us! Contact me at [email protected] for details.
Martin Hernandez, WSCO Board member
p.s. Not sure you support rent stabilization, or just want to learn more? Check out research and FAQs on the Housing Equity Now coalition site!