Housing Justice

ACER connects residents to the vital resources that they need to stay in their homes. Since the eviction moratorium ended our work has never been more necessary; we assist tenants with their RentHelpMN applications and connect tenants facing eviction with legal aid. ACER believes in empowering renters to advocate for their right to safe and stable housing; we organize residents to discuss issues facing their apartments or townhomes and assist them in taking concrete action to ensure that their demands are met. Additionally, we work with community partners and tenants to advance government policies that guarantee Just Housing for all community members.

Current Initiatives

Rent & Eviction Assistance

ACER is a field partner with RentHelpMN. This program assists renters who owe rent and are unable to pay. Our Housing Navigators will help you through the process of filing your RentHelp application. Navigators will walk you through the process of applying for help with your past due or upcoming rent and utilities.

Find financial and legal resources for rent, utilities, and eviction issues:

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Minnesota ERASE Campaign

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 Inc, 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.

In order to better understand the needs of Minnesotans ERASE is asking tenants & landlords about their experience with the RentHelpMN application. 

Tell MN ERASE about your RentHelpMN Experience:
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Tenant Protection Ordinance

ACER has been partnering with community members to push for a Tenant Protection Ordinance in Brooklyn Park. The ordinance would prohibit evictions and lease non-renewals without Just Cause. We organized a community listening session to gather opinions on the ordinance. In October, we encouraged community members to testify before the Housing Commission about their housing experiences. Great news! All Commissioners present voted in favor and the Brooklyn Center Housing Commission recommended that the Ordinance be brought before the City Council on November 8th.