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CAN LEAD TO CHANGE.

CSP’s mission is to build TENANT STABILITY THAT WILL LEAD TO COMMUNITY by: informing, educating, advocating for and organizing tenants to take action to preserve and increase the supply of healthy, safe and affordable housing in the City of Saint Paul. Our goals are to work with tenants, landlords and community stakeholders .

Six Things Renters SHould know

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1.  Keep ALL Documents for Records/ Communications ( Letters, Pics)

2. Check property Rental Criteria before applying.

3. Read your lease before signing

4. Do Move In/Move Inspection

5. Pay Rent on TIME & get receipt for PROOF of payment

6. Request for repairs in writing

 

     "GIVE TO THE MAX DAY"

 

SEEKING LANDLORDS

PARTNERSHIP

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Community Stabilization Project is seeking landlords to partner with our organization to  give clients a SECOND CHANCE.

 

We are seeking landlords that would let our organizations be the lease holder.

 

It's more than putting a roof over someone head, it's a HOME. We have turned grade 'D" properties into  grade "B".

 

We work with Department of Saftey Inspections to prevent Condemnation, Revocation of fire Cof O and Tax Abatement.

 

Our orgnization guarntee rent on time, good tenants, immediatly resolution with any problems. 

 

Our organization offer a  " RENT READY" workshop.  Thsi workshop is offer to landlords as well.  

The workshop is for : 6 WEEKS, 1 DAY  for 4 HOURS.

 

During the 6 weeks clients learn about their RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES  as a TENANT.

 

The worksop covers:

 

  • APPLICATION SCREENING

  • UNDERSTANDING  A LEASE

  • RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • UNLAWFUL DETAINER

  • HOW TO REQUEST FOR REPAIRS

  • TENANT/LANDLORD MEDIATITION

  • DAMAGE DEPOSIT

  • MOVE IN / MOVE OUT INSPECTION

  • MOVE OUT NOTICE

  • FINANCIAL LITERACY

  • ONE ON ONE COUNSELING

  • TENANT POLICY ADVOCATE LEADERS

 

We contiunes to work with clients via one on one counseling.

Return of Security Deposit

 

At the end of the tenancy, a landlord must return the tenant's security deposit or give the tenant a written explanation as to why the deposit or any part of it has not been returned, Minnesota Statute 504B. 178.   Interest on the security deposit is calculated as simple noncompound interest per year.  The interest rate is 3% per year until August 1, 2003 and 1% per year thereafter.

 

The landlord must make the refund within 21 days after the day the tenancy ends. The tenant must give the landlord a forwarding address. If the tenant has to leave because the building was condemned, the landlord must return the deposit within five (5) days after the tenant leaves, again the tenant must give the landlord a forwarding address or delivery instructions. This does not apply if the condemnation was the tenant's fault through his/her malicious or irresponsible conduct.

 

                                           

                                TOP THINGS TO DO DURING COLD WEATHER :

 

* APPLY for Energy Assistance Program

* Make sure you are making payments throughout the WINTER.

* Call PAR with EXCEL ENERGY to make affordable payment arrangement @: 1-800-331-5262.

* If you are experiencing  problems with "HEAT", Call landlord /Caretaker First or Call: Community Stabilization Project @ 651-225-8778. We can provide resources.

 

 

                                       2020 " HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT"

 

Across the Twin Cities Metro area, in cities across the state, and country, there is a shortage of affordable rental housing. The costs of rents keep skyrocketing, and families are evicted unjustly and displaced from their homes and communities daily.

 

Renters and housing advocacy organizations across Minneapolis and St. Paul in September of 2016 and 2017 joined together to raise our voices on the Green Line, at corporate rental offices, at schools, parks and at City Halls to demand policy changes.

 

On February 8th, Community Stabilization Project & Organizations across the Twin Cities will took a stand with renters as they share their stories at the State Capitol Rotunda and once again call for policy solutions to assure that the rising costs of rent are controlled, that renters are protected against landlord abuses, and that homes for all are safe and healthy.

 

We need homes for people not for profit!  PLEASE CALL (651) 225-8778 TO PLEDGE TO TAKE A STAND!!!!

 

Copy and Paste to View "Rentes Action Day On The Hill"

http://www.kare11.com/video/news/fighting-for-renters-rights/89-8003229

 

Raising Awarness on Energy Effiency:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1FZCPaLghY

 

Community Stabilization Project need your help to get LOCAL & STATE policies changed so that everyone can choose to have place to live of he/she choose.  Here are TOP issues that are causing famlies/individuals not to be able to access housing:

 

•Evictions

•Criminal Background

•Credit Score under 550

•Credit Score under 550, require double Security Deposit to be considered.

•Income: 2 – 3 times the Amount of the RENT

 

EVICTION CASES FILED IN RAMSEY COUNTY                                             2017
HOUSING COURT IS HELD 2X’S A WEEK.                                   2,638 EVICTION CASES FILED
30-40 CASES ARE HEARD PER COURT HEARING.                       31 RENT ESCROW

                                                                                                                          16 OTHER CASES

                     2015                                                                                      

THERE WERE 2,836 EVICTION CASES FILED.                                      2018

                                                                                                                               2,449 EVICTION CASES FILED

                                                                                                                                             

                        2016                                                                                         

AS OF DECEMBER 30TH, 2016, THERE HAS BEEN 2,959 CASES FILED.

                                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                                       2019

                                                                                                                               2,491 EVICTION CASES FILED

ON A AVERAGE 40 CASES FILED 2X’S PER WEEK  =

           80 CASES PER WEEK                                                                               2020

                                                                                                       AS THE END OF JANUARY 2020  - 286 CASES FILED

                       =

               320 PER MONTH

TOTALING: 3,840 BY THE END OF YEAR.

 

                                                    

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EMPOWERING

Empowerment is the process of increasing the capacity of individuals or groups to make choices and to transform those choices into desired actions and outcomes.
 Community Engaging is the problem-solving solutions to address issues that affect communities in one or more of the fundamental principles in  Affordable Housing  &  
Public Health.
 
 
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