Over 60% of the residents in Summit-University are renters, and over 50% in Saint Paul as a whole.
Last week, five ordinances were proposed that would put protections in place for renters in the City of Saint Paul. This was the result of years of hard work by community organizations such as the Community Stabilization Project (CSP) and the Frogtown Neighborhood Association (FNA).
Some of the protections that are proposed will limit the amount landlords are able to charge for a security deposit to just one month's rent and require them to give more notice to tenants when a property has been sold and they will be displaced.
For the City to adopt these ordinances, public hearings will be held before City Council votes to officially adopt them. We'll be sure to share the details of these as soon as we know them.
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