We know that it is becoming a deep challenge for many of our residents to find an affordable and dignified place to live in Minneapolis.
Currently, our city has hit historically low rental vacancy rates. When combined with the reality of rising rents and stagnant wages, we have seen how these circumstances make it very difficult for low-income residents and people of color to find stable housing. In more and more cases, families who have invested in our neighborhoods when they were boarded up or unsafe places to live are now being priced out or evicted from their homes.
This is why I worked side-by-side with my colleague Council Member Jacob Frey to take action at our Community Development and Regulatory Services Committee and unanimously direct City staff to bring forward a set of recommendations on how we can better support renters in Minneapolis. This includes presenting a solution to resource groups who are working to defend renters rights in our city.
In this context, I invite you to attend Congressman Ellison's timely community forum on preventing evictions. Habrá traducción al español disponible para la gente que lo necesite.