Whether we rent our homes or own them, all of us deserve stable housing. But when rent goes up suddenly from one month to the next, families are left without anywhere to go. That's why Saint Paul showed up powerfully at the polls last fall, and passed a strong rent stabilization policy.
On August 24th, City Council will hold a hearing for an amendment proposed by Councilmember Chris Tolbert, which would significantly weaken our city's rent stabilization protections, which would destabilize our neighborhoods by pricing out renters– especially renters of color. It's no surprise that corporate megadevelopers have been pushing the City to weaken rent stabilization, but when our own representatives try to walk back the people's vote, we need to speak out.
We’re in a crucial moment, and we need all of us to come together and show our support for strong rent stabilization on Wednesday August 24th at City Hall. Make sure City Council knows that we want them to respect the will of the people, who voted YES to keep Saint Paul home for all of us, not just the wealthy!
Join us on Wednesday, August 24th, 3:30pm at City Hall, 15 W Kellogg Blvd, St Paul. Bring signs, raise your voice, and let the City know that we believe everyone deserves stable housing– no exceptions! If you're interested in giving a brief statement, please reach out to Katrina Mendoza, our Organizing and Programs Manager, at [email protected].