Alliance Celebrates Tram Hoang Transition to Keep St. Paul Home

With gratitude for her leadership and excitement for our continued collaboration toward housing justice in the Twin Cities, the Alliance is celebrating Tram Hoang’s transition to Campaign Manager for the Keep St. Paul Home ballot initiative.

Before she became staff, Tram was an active member of the Alliance board, bringing her experience as a coalition organizer in her home state of Oregon, as well as her innovative thinking and cross-sector connections from her prestigious Krusell Fellowship at the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs at the University of Minnesota. In July 2019, Tram took on a new role as the Alliance’s Policy Advocate, blending her deep and nuanced perspectives on equitable housing and development policy with her fierce commitment to community-led priorities and outcomes that advance the stability, dignity and power of BIPOC communities.

Over the past two years, Tram has played a central role in the Alliance’s work to increase funding for affordable housing, strengthen the rights of renters and elevate anti-displacement imperatives across the region — both advocating for the adoption of critical policies and also playing a role in ensuring strong implementation of those measures. Her unwavering focus on racial equity and urgency to make meaningful change in our communities has made a lasting impact on local coalition spaces and her incisive perspective and compelling public speaking have elevated necessary frameworks and actionable strategies to the national level, as well.

Beyond her policy expertise, though, Tram has been a relational organizer who makes everyone around her feel the joy, agency and accountability of co-creating community change. Most notably, she helped bring together and has been a core organizer for Housing Equity Now St.Paul (HENS), a powerful coalition rooted in neighborhoods most impacted by housing and economic injustice that organized to pass the state’s strongest tenant protections ordinance and is now working toward becoming the first city in the state to win rent stabilization. We couldn’t be more excited to continue to learn and grow from Tram’s leadership in her new role as Campaign Manager for the Keep St. Paul Home initiative.

You can contact Tram in her new role at