Who Do I Contact About Fair Housing?
The Department of Planning and Economic Development (PED) provides funding, participates in regional fair housing initiatives, provides direct service, and promotes fair housing policies
- The Rental Rehabilitation Loan Program provides no-interest loans for responsible landlords desiring to upgrade their current property classification by making property improvements that increase the safety and quality of rental units
The Department of Safety and Inspections (DSI) promotes the safety of Saint Paul’s housing stock, for renters and homeowners.
- First-time landlords are required to participate in Landlord 101, which satisfies the requirements of SPLC 40.04(b) (4), requiring first-time Fire Certificate of Occupancy applicants to complete an approved course of instruction.
- Prospective tenants can review inspection records for specific rental properties through Saint Paul's Online Services property search portal.
- Prospective tenants can identify specific areas within Saint Paul and review the most recent inspection grades those properties received through DSI's Certificate of Occupancy Map.
The Department of Human Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity (HREEO) provides fair housing training to landlords and tenants, investigates fair housing complaints, and participates in policy development.
- If you feel you have received discriminatory treatment in employment, real property, education, public accommodations, and public services, learn more about your civil rights and/or file an official complaint.
The City Council and Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) adopt policies and budgets related to fair housing.
- The City participates in the Fair Housing Implementation Council