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).
- Want to learn more about the ERASE campaign? Contact Elizabeth Glidden at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions including how to join our regular campaign meetings.
- 2023 Legislative Agenda: The Minnesota ERASE campaign is advocating for a permanent emergency rental assistance program at the state of Minnesota. Including for $100M through the Family Housing and Prevention Program (FHPAP) to keep renters in their homes.
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.
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.