Developers back away from projects in wake of rent control referendum

Meanwhile housing justice advocates keep watch for rent hikes as city enforcement lags. In the wake of the new rent control ordinance adopted by Saint Paul voters in a citywide referendum on November 2, there appear to be more questions…

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St. Paul debates merits of rent control measure on ballot

Saint Paul voters will be asked on November 2 whether the city should limit private landlords to annual rent increases of no more than 3 percent. Proponents say the measure is needed to keep housing affordable and protect tenants from…

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Referendum on rent control on tap for Saint Paul

Petition would limit rent increases to 3% per year. Saint Paul voters may well be asked this November whether or not to approve a new ordinance that would limit annual increases in the rent charged to residential tenants to 3…

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Petition seeks 3% annual cap on rent hikes in Saint Paul

Rent control could make its way onto the November ballot in Saint Paul if the group Housing Equity Now Saint Paul succeeds with getting enough signatures on a petition. The group announced the petition drive in late March and spent…

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