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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Saint Paul voters approve 3% cap on rent increases

But city is still trying to figure out just when and how new law will take effect. Saint Paul voters approved by a 53 to 47 percent margin on November 2 what may be the most stringent rent control ordinance…

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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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Commission tweaks wording of Saint Paul charter change

The Saint Paul Charter Commission had hoped to take a final vote on September 27 and send a proposed charter amendment on administrative citations to the City Council for action. However, because a clause was missing in the language voted…

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City Council repeals SAFE Housing over constitutionality concerns

In the wake of a U.S. District Court ruling that questioned its constitutionality, Saint Paul’s new SAFE Housing tenant protection ordinance was repealed by the City Council on a 4-3 vote on June 23. Council members said they will immediately…

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