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.

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.