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File #: Ord 20-14    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Second Reading
In control: City Council
Final action:
Title: Creating Chapter 193 of the Legislative Code (Title XIX) pertaining to Tenant Protections. (Public hearing to be held June 10)
Sponsors: Mitra Jalali, Jane L. Prince, Nelsie Yang, Rebecca Noecker, Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. MHA Letter, 2. Alliance - Equity in Place letter, 3. HREEO Comission Letter, 4. Teamsters Local 120 Letter, 5. Refusal to renew Amendment, 6. Substantially equivalent Amendment, 7. Real Estate Equities Letter, 8. SPRLF Tenant Protection Ordinance letter, 9. SP350_support_letter_for_SAFE_ordinance, 10. Online Comment, 11. PHA letter, 12. MICAH Support SAFE Housing Proposals FINAL, 13. Comment 1 rec'd by Council, 14. HOME Line letter of support for SAFE Housing Saint Paul - 6.1.20, 15. Payne Phalen CC Letter, 16. Comment 2 rec'd by Council
Creating Chapter 193 of the Legislative Code (Title XIX) pertaining to Tenant Protections. (Public hearing to be held June 10)

Section 1
WHEREAS, under City Council RES 89-1273, the Council directed the creation of a fair housing workgroup to make policy and budget recommendations “with the goal of eliminating housing disparities, lowering barriers to affordable housing, and ensuring access to economic opportunity in the City of Saint Paul”; and
WHEREAS, under City Council RES 17-2064, the Council directed the development of a fair housing strategic plan “to continue to research and work with housing partners on strategies to further Fair Housing goals such as…improved tenant protections, Tenant Remedies Actions, Advance Notice of Sale policy, gentrification studies, just cause eviction, non-discrimination policies, and others”; and
WHEREAS, under City RES 18-1204, the City Council acknowledged that “the housing crisis in our city and region, and the urgent need to address the crisis as our population grows,”; and

WHEREAS, in 2019 the City created the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, with five objectives: to meet the needs of those with the lowest incomes by increasing supply; to invest in low and moderate income residents by investing in existing supply; to explore innovative approaches to meeting housing needs; to build wealth for residents and communities; and to promote fair access to housing for us all; and .

WHEREAS, in 2019, the Office of Financial Empowerment, which housed the Fair Housing Coordinator Position, was created and subsequently developed the framework for a citywide fair housing strategy identifying decreasing housing displacement, increasing housing access and affirmatively furthering fair housing as the overall objectives; and

WHEREAS, Tenant Protections is one of four focus areas including education and engagement, enforcement and compliance, and preservation and production, to address strategy objectives based on the curr...

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