Hamline Midway Coalition

Renter Engagement Committee

Who we are

The Renter Engagement Committee is a group of neighbors dedicated to ensuring the voices and needs of renters in the Hamline Midway neighborhood are heard and addressed.

What We Do

The Renter Engagement Committee is dedicated to supporting and advocating for the rights and well-being of renters in our community. We strive to create a supportive, empowered, and engaged renting community through our efforts, which include:

  • Community Support: Having issues with your landlord? Need someone to talk to? We offer community support for tenants, including personalized assistance, letter drafting, and mediation. We’re here to ensure you have the confidence and resources to handle landlord conflicts, backed by support from your neighbors.
  • Legal Assistance: In partnership with HOMEline, we connect residents with legal advice and assistance. We provide initial guidance, help navigate complaints, and connect tenants with city departments and other legal resources.
  • Mutual Aid: Half of Midway renter households spend 30% or more of their income on rent. That’s why we’re compiling an ongoing list of neighborhood, city, county, and state resources, focusing on community mutual aid. From food assistance to utility support we want to help navigate available resources with neighbors in tough times, fostering community resilience and care.
  • Advocacy: We advocate for systemic change by providing a platform for renters to voice concerns and push for city and state-level renter protections. Our efforts focus on enacting policies that benefit all renters, addressing community-identified challenges.

Community Hours:

Coming Soon!

In our experience, navigating resources and support online can be difficult and frustrating. That’s why the Renter Engagement Committee will be hosting regular “Community Hours” at public locations around Hamline Midway. You can come down and meet with fellow renters who can help you navigate difficult situations with landlords or connect you with the resources you need.

Meeting Time & Location

The Renter Engagement Committee meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each Month at 6:30PM in hybrid format in Room 240 of West Hall at Hamline University or online over Zoom. 

Email info@hamlinemidway.org for more information!

Committee Members

Lucid Thomas, Acting Chair







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