Stop the Evictions of 40 Families in South Minneapolis! Call to Action & Pledge

Steve & Jennifer Frenz, Hennepin County Sheriff: Dave Hutchinson, MPD Chief: Medaria Arradondo

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We stand with our neighbors and we call on:

  • Steve and Jennifer Frenz do not evict these families! Put people over profits and accept the offer on the table to buy their buildings and keep them in their homes.
  • The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and Minneapolis Police Department do not support or take part in evicting or removing these families from their homes.

We as organizations, neighbors, faith communities, businesses, and individuals are ready and willing to support tenants in defending their homes.  Scroll down to see the over 50 community organizations who have already signed on and pledged their support!


40 families in South Minneapolis are united around a vision for permanent affordable housing even as they face eviction at the hands of their former landlord.  These families have been meeting and running their buildings cooperatively for the past year, have been saving together to buy their homes, have raised more that $125,000 dollars from supporters, and have aligned $7 million in financing to buy their buildings and own their homes as a cooperative.

The biggest obstacle standing in the way of their vision is Steve Frenz, their former landlord who lost his rental license but still owns their buildings.  Frenz, who faces criminal perjury charges, has not accepted the offer to buy the buildings and instead has begun evicting families in court saying he wants to renovate and sell the buildings.

Our community will not accept evictions in these buildings!  Hundreds of neighbors from across Minneapolis and the country have already come together over the past months to support these families and neighbors. Join them by signing today! Scroll down to see the over 50 community organizations who have already signed on and pledged their support.


Estamos con nuestrxs vecinxs y llamamos a:

  • ¡Steve y Jennifer Frenz que no desalojan a estas familias! Que valore más a la gente que a el dinery y acepte la oferta en la mesa para comprar sus edificios.
  • La Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Hennepin y el Departamento de Policía de Minneapolis no apoyan ni participan en el desalojo o el retiro de estas familias de sus hogares.

Nosotrxs, como organizaciones, vecinxs, comunidades religiosas, empresas e individuos, estamos listxs y dispuestxs a ayudar a lxs inquilinxs a defender sus hogares.

40 familias en el sur de Minneapolis están unidas acerca de una visión de vivienda asequible y permanente, incluso ahora que enfrentan desalojos a manos de su antiguo dueño. Estas familias han estado reuniendo y administrando sus edificios de manera cooperativa durante los últimos 8 meses, han estado ahorrando juntos para comprar sus casas, han recaudado más de $ 125,000 dólares de simpatizantes y han alineado $ 4.78 millones en financiamiento para comprar sus edificios y ser dueños de sus casas como una cooperativa.

El mayor obstáculo que se interpone en el camino de su visión es Steve Frenz, su antiguo dueño que perdió su licencia de rentar pero aún es dueño de sus edificios. Frenz, quien enfrenta cargos por perjurio criminal, no ha aceptado la oferta para comprar los edificios y ha comenzado a desalojar a las familias diciendo que quiere para renovar y vender los edificios.

¡Nuestra comunidad no aceptará desalojos en estos edificios! Cientos de vecinxs de todo Minneapolis y el país ya se han unido en los últimos meses para apoyar a estas familias y vecinxs. Únete a ellxs firmando hoy!


Organizational Supporters / Organizaciónes Simpatizantes:

(to add your organization to this list email pledge@inquilinxsunidxs.org / para enumerar su organización aquí por favor mande un correo electrónico a pledge@inquilinxsunidxs.org)

Alliance Housing, Inc.Awood CenterBlack Visions Collective
Central Area Neighborhood Development Organization (CANDO)Centro Autónomo de Albany ParkCentro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha (CTUL)
City of Lakes Community Land TrustClean Up the River Environment (CURE)Communications Workers of America (CWA MN)
Community PowerCooperative Energy FuturesCorcoran Neighborhood Organization
Cycles for ChangeEducation MinnesotaFresh Energy
Headwaters Foundation for JusticeHOME LineHope Community
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask TheatreInquilinxs Unidxs por Justicia / United Renters for Justice (IX)ISAIAH
Jewish Community ActionKaleo Center for Faith, Justice & Social TransformationLand Stewardship Project
Main Street AllianceMinneapolis Regional Labor FederationMinnesota Housing
Minnesota Nurses AssociationMN350MUUSJA - The MN Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Alliance
National Housing TrustNational Lawyers Guild - MN ChapterNatural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Neighbors for More NeighborsNexus Community PartnersNorthcountry Cooperative Foundation
OutFront MinnesotaParks and PowerSaint Paul Federation of Teachers (SPFT)
SEIU Healthcare MinnesotaSEIU Local 26SEIU Local 284
Shared Capital CooperativeSierra Club North Star ChapterSocialist Alternative MN
TakeAction MinnesotaTamales y BicicletasThe Alliance for Metropolitan Stability
The Students CooperativeTwin Cities DSAUnidos MN
Urban HomeworksVillage Financial CooperativeVoices for Environmental Justice
Voices for Racial JusticeWaite House Community CenterWalker Community UMC Peace with Justice Committee


To: Steve & Jennifer Frenz, Hennepin County Sheriff: Dave Hutchinson, MPD Chief: Medaria Arradondo
From: [Your Name]

We stand with our neighbors and we call on:

Steve and Jennifer Frenz to not evict these families! Accept the offer on the table and sell the buildings.

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and The Minneapolis Police Department to not support or take part in evicting or removing these families from their homes.

We as organizations, neighbors, faith communities, businesses, and individuals are ready and willing to support tenants in defending their homes!