ACER is convening with the Minnesota Housing Partnership and the Housing Justice Center to better understand the needs of Minnesotans who have been through the process of applying for the rental assistance program, RentHelpMN. By collecting the experiences of people impacted by housing instability, ACER, MHP, and HJC aim to understand how to tackle the root cause of rent indebtedness, evictions, and housing displacement.
Minnesota ERASE Campaign Seeks Stories and Gives Grants
The Minnesota ERASE Campaign (End Rental Arrears and Stop Evictions) is an effort to ensure that the historic aid enacted by Congress reaches the lowest-income and most marginalized renters it is intended to help. Convened by ACER (African Career Education Resource), Housing Justice Center, and MHP, the campaign aims to eliminate rental indebtedness caused by the pandemic, prevent evictions, and create support for long-term policy changes to end housing instability and homelessness.
Share Your Stories: ERASE is seeking input from tenants and landlords about experiences with the application process or access to RentHelpMN, the importance of emergency rent assistance, and evictions or situations that force a tenant to leave their home. Share your lived experience here.
Individual Participation Grants: ERASE is offering $500 grants for individuals to influence the campaign with their technical expertise of lived experiences and participate in campaign activities. Apply here.
Small Grants to Organizations: ERASE is offering $2,000 grants to organizations who participate in meetings and advocacy events, and contribute, collect, and share relevant stories from the community. Apply here.