Recap: How Do We Stop the Coming Wave of Evictions?
Our communities have been fighting an epidemic of evictions for years, but COVID-19 has created the conditions for a massive wave of unhoused residents. As camps continue to swell in city parks, data suggests that Minnesota could see as many as 133,000 eviction filings in the final four months of 2020 — 13 times the number we’d see in a typical year — with more than 78% of Minnesota’s African American renters said they have no or only slight confidence that they’ll be able to pay their rent next month.
At our September 2020 Actualizing Equity event, community members, organizers and policy leaders explored how communities are responding to protect their neighbors and what policy solutions we can advance to ensure that we not just survive but cure the injustice of evictions now and into the future.
- Alfredo Trujillo and Yusra Murad, Minneapolis Sanctuary Movement
- Danielle Swift, Frogtown Neighborhood Association
- Katherine Kelly, Assistant State Attorney General
- Nelima Sitati Munene, African Career, Education & Resource Inc
- Samantha Vang, State Representative and HOME Line tenant advocate
- Shaquonna Jackson, Southeast Community Organization (St Paul)