With a $18 billion budget surplus and united political will, there is no excuse for inaction at the state legislature in 2023. It’s time to create lasting change with policies that ensure tenants have dignity, fairness and respect in their homes. Minnesota has some of the widest racial disparities in homeownership and housing stability nationwide, and delivering justice for renters is key to preventing homelessness and moving people to homeownership. Our 2023 legislative agenda includes proven solutions from tenant-led and community-based organizations that rebalance the scales to create lasting renter power and housing justice. Download EIP’s 2023 State Policy Agenda.
During the 2022 state legislative session, leaders and lawmakers must be accountable to the thousands of households that are still experiencing the impact of the COVID pandemic and adopt new policy approaches to move beyond temporary measures to lasting systems change that delivers justice and equity for renters and our communities. Download EIP’s 2022 State Policy Agenda.
Given the increased severity of the housing crisis under COVID, Equity in Place recognized the critical role of state legislators and leaders in mitigating the harm in communities of color and shifting policy and resources to support renter and BIPOC households at a statewide level. Download the 2021 Policy Addendum here.
Thousands of renter households have been protected from displacement and empowered to organize under the COVID eviction moratorium. As the state moves toward lifting the moratorium, it is essential that the expiration is intentional in its timing, implementation and longer term impact. Download our recommendations here.
The eviction moratorium provided evidence that strong tenant protections are not just possible but beneficial to all residents — and another paradigm is possible. As emergency protections expire, we must adopt new narratives and policy approaches to move beyond temporary measures to lasting systems change that delivers justice and equity for renters. Download this resource.
Informed by communities most impacted by housing injustice and instability, Equity in Place identified four areas for housing policy change, including housing access, housing stability, community ownership and community investment. In our 2019-2020 Policy Agenda, we outline the specific policy solutions we recommend, including the impact, examples and resources for each.