Why we support the rent stabilization ordinance

For the many renters who call Saint Paul home, uncertainty over future rent increases threatens the stability of their housing situation. This risk is even more acute for people of color and those in lower income neighborhoods, where residents are disproportionately renters.

The rent stabilization referendum offers protection and security from drastic changes in rent rates, which would ensure that those who live in Saint Paul can continue to afford to live here.

Sustain Saint Paul advocates for abundant housing for all, and recognizes that supply alone cannot protect vulnerable residents from rising rent costs. We believe that rent stabilization can be one of many tools in an all-of-the-above strategy to make housing available for all.

Please vote Yes on City Ballot Question 1 on Nov. 2!