Cam has championed affordable housing for all

Leading the fight to:

Renter's Rights

  • Put rent control on the ballot in 2021 - and win
  • Prohibit evictions without just cause

Expand housing for those experiencing homelessness

  • Work with shelter providers to give even more flexibility for homeless shelters
  • Allow shared affordable housing like single room occupancy and rooming houses

Build Public and Affordable Housing

  • Work with renters advocates like Inquilidxs Unidxs to pass a Tenant Opportunity to Purchase ordinance
  • Defend and increase public housing
  • Build more deeply affordable housing for people with the lowest incomes

Working hand-in-hand with social movements to make real change:

12/18/20
Changed the law to make it easier to build homeless shelters

Read more: City of Minneapolis

Dec 2020
Incentivized public and affordable housing in new duplexes and triplexes in every neighborhood

Read more: City of Minneapolis

10/30/20
Funded Indoor Villages, a new housing model for people experiencing homelessness

Read more: Kare 11

10/20/20
Strongly supported anti-displacement policies like Community Preference

Read more: City of Minneapolis - and see also

10/20/20
Provided much more housing for people experiencing homelessness

Read more: City of Minneapolis

10/6/20
Approved Homeward Bound, a shelter to serve Native people

Read more: City of Minneapolis

7/31/20
Expanded homeownership, specifically targeted to people of color

Read more: City of Minneapolis

6/1/20
Created new renter protections on security deposits and background checks

Capped security deposits and banned landlords from using credit scores and background checks to deny people housing

Read more: City of Minneapolis

4/6/20
Demanded no evictions during the pandemic

Read more: Letter to Gov Walz

1/1/20
Mandated affordable housing in market-rate projects

Inclusionary zoning requires new rental projects with 20 or more units to include affordable units.

Read more: City of Minneapolis

12/13/19
Worked with housing coops to remove maximum occupancy limits

Read more: City of Minneapolis (PDF)

11/22/19
Worked with Street Voices of Change to allow tiny home clusters like the Envision Community project

"This zoning code text amendment allows, for the first time in Minneapolis, the conditions necessary for people experiencing homelessness to live in housing designed and constructed within an attainable budget""

Read more: MICAH

9/20/19
Helped build new 70-unit affordable housing in Towerside

Read more: Aeon

8/8/19
Funded right to counsel for renters

$650,000 for tenants' legal defense in Minneapolis.

Read more: Justice Policy

3/25/19
Built new public housing

The first new public housing in Minneapolis since 2010.

Read more: Longfellow Nokomis Messenger

2/15/19
Required landlords to disclose the energy use of apartments

Provides transparency in housing costs to renters by requirement disclosure of energy costs.

Read more: City of Minneapolis

2019
Stable Homes Stable Schools

Worked with the Minneapolis Public Schools to provide housing support for students' families.

Read more: City of Minneapolis

12/1/18
Supported the nation-leading Comprehensive Plan to allow more housing to be built

"The furthest-reaching such proposal from a U.S. municipality, and comes after nearly a year of heated debate. The updated policy would upzone nearly the entire city"

Read more: Curbed

3/27/18
Worked with Riverton Student Cooperative and others to invest in housing coops

"Riverton Community Housing will develop a 95-unit, cooperative residential building called the Brook Avenue Co-op on 1220 Brook Ave in SE Como, adjacent to the Bunge Tower. Co-op housing lets tenants serve as members of the building’s self-governing body."

Read more: MN Daily

3/13/18
Helped build affordable housing in Prospect Park

The first Towerside building to include affordable housing, and a great step towards building a truly mixed-income, diverse new neighborhood

Read more: Star Tribune

4/4/17
Defended and invested in public housing like Glendale Townhomes

Read more: Clean Energy Resource Teams

12/9/16
Worked with housing coops to allow intentional communities

Cam authored the ordinance to change the zoning code, which previously limited the number of unrelated people who could live together to three in some part of the city and five in others.

Read more: Star Tribune

2015
Expanded where homeless shelters can locate

Previous regulations severely restricted the establishment of new overnight shelters, creating a shortage of shelter beds and a concentration of shelter facilities in a small area of the city.

Read more: City of Minneapolis

9/30/09
Required landlords to provide adequate heat

Read more: Renters of UPI properties