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.
This week, City Council received a new report from the community, with recommendations for how to keep rent stabilization strong. At the same time, Corporate megadevelopers have been pushing the City to weaken protections for renters, which would destabilize our neighborhoods by pricing out renters– especially renters of color.
“I’m a West Side renter. I voted yes for rent stabilization, and I hope you treat my vote like it matters. Renters and homeowners voted for this policy. We knew what we were voting for, so the City Council should uphold the strongest policy possible.” – RaRa Navarro
In this crucial moment, we came together and showed our support for strong rent stabilization at City Hall, to make sure they know 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!
Click here to watch a powerful and informative live video by ISIAH Minnesota about Wednesday's action at City Hall.