Brooklyn Park Nonprofit Says More People Seeking Rental Assistance
Renters in the Twin Cities are paying more than some home mortgage payments. According to the nonprofit HousingLink, the median rent in June for three-bedroom apartments is more than $1,800 in the Twin Cities. Rent for two-bedroom apartments is almost $1,400 per month. One-bedrooms are going for about $1,100, the HousingLinke report said.
A Brooklyn Park housing expert says that apartment rents have gone up about two percent from last year due to average inflation.
Meanwhile, African Career, Education, and Resources, Inc. (ACER), a nonprofit that provides immigrant services in Brooklyn Park, says it’s seeing more people seek housing resources to pay rent.
“People come in, and they say they are experiencing high rents, and that’s because, you know, the impact of the pandemic. They lost a lot of savings, and now because of the inflation, a lot of other expenses are eating into their rent budget,” explained Fadumo Mohamed with ACER.
ACER is hosting a housing forum on what it takes to create housing stability. We would love to have you join us and enrich our discussion. This is a one-hour community conversation with our panelists on the rising cost of housing, rising eviction rates, and the threat of displacement. The event is July 27 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Brooklyn Center Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, in the Constitutional Hall room.