Ward 6 Weekly Update 2/10/2022

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February 10, 2022

New Resources for Homeownership

homeownership programs

The City of Saint Paul is partnering with the Minnesota Homeownership Center to create and administer the new Saint Paul Homeownership Preservation Program.

The program will provide foreclosure prevention advising and potential financial assistance to struggling homeowners within the city limits.

Learn more here on stpaul.gov

Funding for Arlington Hills Soccer Field

Arlington Hills Community Center

This week, St Paul City Council approved a grant of $19,600 from the Toro Foundation plus $15,000 of Neighborhood STAR funds for the Arlington Soccer Field project! The goal is to construct an irrigated soccer field at the Arlington Hills Community Center. What a big win for our East Side community!

Read the full resolution here

Capital Improvement Budget and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Capital Improvement Budget

Learn about and give feedback on the Capital Improvement Budget process, and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, at engagestpaul.org/CIB2022. 

Join in the second virtual information session on February 17 at 6:00PM. RSVP by emailing CIB-Proposals@ci.stpaul.mn.us. Project ideas will be accepted through February 15. Full applications for project proposals will be accepted until March 25. The City’s Capital Improvement Budget Committee will review ideas and make a funding recommendation to the Mayor in June.


The Capital Improvement Budget (CIB) funds the construction and maintenance of City infrastructure such as streets, bridges, libraries, parks, recreation centers, and other public facilities. Recommendations for the CIB budget are made by the Capital Improvement Budget Committee and approved annually by the Mayor and City Council.  


Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is an approach to public safety that focuses on designing buildings and public spaces to help discourage criminal activity. CPTED aims to make public spaces more visible, create natural ways to safely access outdoor spaces and buildings, create natural separation between public and private spaces, and make public spaces more welcoming and accessible for all users. 

Be a Right Track Employer!

Right Track call for employers

Business leaders: Help cultivate Saint Paul’s future workforce.
The workforce of the future will be made up of young, diverse talent – and Right Track, the City of Saint Paul’s official youth employment and training program, can help connect you! Regardless of the industry or organizational structure, your company will truly benefit from mentoring Saint Paul youth. Employer applications to host a Saint Paul intern for 2022 are now open! Learn more and reach out to Shaina Abraham at shaina.abraham@ci.stpaul.mn.us to get started on investing in our collective future today.

1-4 Unit Housing Zoning Changes

housing study

Join City staff, District Council representatives, and residents at the upcoming virtual engagement sessions to share input for Phase 2 of the 1-4 Unit Housing Study! One more session: 6:30 pm March 2 (Wed).

This study is exploring the potential to create more neighborhood-scale housing types that are missing across the city.

Attendees will see a presentation on the study and take part in small group discussions on neighborhood-scale housing types and potential opportunities for the City to add more housing.

For a link to attend the virtual meeting and to learn more, visit www.EngageStPaul.org/1to4HousingStudy.

Contact Us

Email: ward6@stpaul.gov

Phone: 651-266-8660

Facebook: NelsieYangWard6

Twitter: @NelsieYangCM

Meet & Greet phone call appointments are available on Thursdays.  Register online at stpaul.gov/ward6.

Proof of Vaccination No Longer Required for St Paul Restaurants

vaccines required for business

Effective February 10th, 2022, businesses are NO LONGER REQUIRED to request patrons provide proof of vaccination or a negative test. More details are available at stpaul.gov/executive-orders.

A Mask for Everyone Initiative


A Mask for Everyone is a Ramsey County initiative to ensure that individuals and families - specifically racially, ethnically and culturally diverse communities - have access to free masks to reduce transmission of COVID-19, accurate information about the importance of wearing a mask, and instructions on proper use of masks.

Together, we want to help protect our residents and keep our communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Free masks are available to Ramsey County residents only. Masks will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. You can request up to five masks per person, limit of 20 total masks per household.

Get your masks here.

Get Boosted

booster shot

All Minnesotans are now eligible for their COVID-19 booster shot!
 Officials have authorized 'mixing and matching' COVID-19 vaccine boosters, meaning anybody who is eligible to get a booster shot can get either the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson booster shot regardless of what they received for their primary series. Make your appointment!

MN's Kid Deserve a Shot Incentive

kids deserve a shot

$200 Visa gift card: The State of Minnesota is offering $200 Visa gift cards to families in Minnesota who get their 5-11-year-olds fully vaccinated in January and February. To be eligible, kids in Minnesota ages 5-11 must receive their first and second dose between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28. 

$100,000 Minnesota college scholarship drawings: Later this spring, there will be drawings for five $100,000 Minnesota college scholarship drawings for all kids in Minnesota 5-11 years old who are fully vaccinated. All kids in Minnesota ages 5-11 years old who completed their first and second doses at any point up to the registration deadline will be eligible to enter for a chance to win a $100,000 college scholarship. Details on the drawings will be announced in the coming months.

Test at Home for FREE

covid tests . gov

Order free, at home, COVID-19 tests from the federal government. Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order up to four free at-home tests. All tests distributed as part of this program are FDA-authorized at-home rapid antigen tests, not PCR tests. These tests provide results within 30 minutes and no lab drop-off is required. Learn more about ordering a test from these frequently asked questions.

Need an in-person test?

covid swab

Need an in-person saliva or rapid test? The State of Minnesota and Ramsey County are operating COVID-19 testing sites that are free and open to everyone who believes they need to be tested, with or without symptoms.

The State of Minnesota offers community testing at multiple locations. Currently, the closest Saint Paul locations include Roy Wilkins Auditorium and the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport in Terminal 1. Appointments can be made through the Vault Health registration site. Walk-ins are also accepted. 

Additional testing locations are open throughout the state.