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. We are working to eliminate rental indebtedness caused by the pandemic, prevent evictions, and create support for long term policy changes to end housing instability and homelessness. Co-convenors of the campaign include ACER (African Career Education Resource); Housing Justice Center, and MHP (Minnesota Housing Partnership).

Learn More:

  • Want to learn more about the ERASE campaign? Contact Elizabeth Glidden at elizabeth.glidden@mhponline.org for questions including how to join our regular campaign meetings. 
  • 2023 Legislative Agenda: The Minnesota ERASE campaign advocated for a permanent emergency rental assistance program at the state of Minnesota. View MHP’s state policy page for a report on the 2022-2023 Legislative Session.

RFP: Seeking Facilitator

In 2022, the MN ERASE Campaign initiated its first project to evaluate involuntary displacement and extrajudicial evictions of tenants, in Minnesota, working with the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs and HOME Line as research partners.  The report, “The Impact of the COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium on Landlord-Initiated Displacement Actions (LIDA) in Minnesota,” is available here – Read more. 

The ERASE campaign seeks to expand on the 2022 research report to further explore involuntary displacement and extrajudicial evictions, utilizing qualitative research to enhance learnings, and to begin exploration of potential policy solutions. We are hoping this meeting series could take place in the fall or winter of 2023. The project goals include: 

  • Designing a meeting series for a working group of community subject matter experts, with the support of a project team of MN ERASE members, to include renter experts, to explore involuntary displacement and extrajudicial eviction experiences and identify solutions; 
  • Facilitating up to three meetings of community experts, or a combination of less than three meetings and individual interviews with community experts; and 
  • Producing a written summary of findings and recommendations from community experts. 

MN ERASE has a budget of up to $15,000 for this project. 


Research Commissioned by MN Erase

The Impact of the COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium on Landlord-Initiated Displacement Actions (LIDA) in Minnesota

The Center for Urban & Regional Affairs (CURA) at the University of Minnesota released a new study commissioned by the ERASE-MN Campaign that examines formal evictions and extrajudicial actions taken by landlords to move renters out of their homes, or what the study calls “Landlord Initiated Displacement Actions” (LIDAs). As well, this study analyzes how the eviction moratorium, in place from 2020 through 2022, affected the rate at which LIDAs occurred across the state of Minnesota. Read more.

Grant Opportunities:

Community Mini Grants: The ERASE campaign invites residents to apply for a mini grant of up to $750  to educate community members and lawmakers about the preventing evictions and providing housing stability.  A total of $7,500  is available in this round. Learn more and apply today.

Organizational Grants: The campaign is offering small grants of $2,000 to organizations to participate in meetings and advocacy events, and actively contribute, collect, and share relevant stories from community. Learn more and apply today.