Ward 6 Weekly Update 7/1/2022

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July 1, 2022

Hayden Heights Library Survey

Hayden Heights design survey

Ward 6 legislative aide Chris Xiong joined Saint Paul Public Library (SPPL) staff at Hmong Village to gather input from community members about the improvements they would like to see at the Hayden Heights Library. We will continue to be at Hmong Village on weekends, and attend other Eastside community functions throughout the summer to hear your ideas for the Hayden Heights Library. 


Monday, July 18, 5-6:30 p.m. Riverview | 1 E. George St.

Tuesday, July 19, 5-6:30 p.m.  Hamline Midway | 1558 W. Minnehaha Ave.

Thursday, July 21, 5-6:30 p.m.  Hayden Heights | 1456 White Bear Ave.

Please register here in advance

Survey #3 will be available in August! 

The Future of Parks & Rec - Take the Survey!

ParkScore #2 parks system for 2022

As a community, we’re growing. Our needs and interests continue to change. As a city, we’ve made commitments to make our parks even more inclusive for residents in regards to race, ethnicity, gender, age and neighborhood. An updated Parks System Plan will give us an important tool to continue making investments in buildings, open spaces and programming. Take the Parks System Plan Survey to share your thoughts!

Parks will be holding public meetings, in person and virtually, to gather more input toward the end of the summer and early fall. A draft Parks System Plan will be shared later this year, for expected adoption in early 2023.

Thank you for participating!

HomeHelpMN Application Period Extended

HomeHelp MN

There is still time to apply for HomeHelpMN. The application period is open until August 17. If you are behind on mortgage payments or other home expenses, find out if this program can help you with up to $35,000 to get caught up. Visit HomeHelpMN.org or call 800.388.3226 to learn more about eligibility or to begin an application.

Apply for Your Frontline Worker Pay

Frontline Worker Pay

The MN Frontline Worker Pay application is OPEN NOW through July 22, 2022. Apply online at frontlinepay.mn.gov.

The application will be open for 45 days, and the funds are not first come, first served. The money set aside for this program will be split equally among all approved applicants after the 45-day application period, the 15-day appeals period, and the appeals review period.

Eligibility criteria for frontline worker pay were established by the Minnesota legislature and are set forth in the Frontline Worker Pay law. You can review the criteria and guidance in the Frontline Worker Pay information sheet.

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.

Free Summer Meals

free summer meals

Through a partnership with Youthprise and Saint Paul Public Schools, free meals and snacks for youth 18 years of age and under are available at multiple sites around Saint Paul. Check out the summer schedule!

River Learning Center Design Survey

River Learning Center design option 3

Be part of the design process for St Paul's River Learning Center! Watch the presentation, see the design concepts, and take the survey to learn about the three current design options and share your thoughts!

Solidarity Street Gallery - Call for Artwork!

Solidarity Street Gallery 2022

Solidarity Street Gallery
invites all visual artists to submit work to a juried fine-art exhibit, to be held Sept 9 + 10 along Payne Ave, in St. Paul, MN. 

The exhibition theme is RESILIENT GENERATIONS, centered around Southeast Asian communities – and other displaced groups. Visual artworks are being sought, by artists of any background, that reflect on the immigrant experiences of being forced from a homeland; rebuilding lives in a new diaspora home; and establishing a new identity while revitalizing culture, language, and history across generations. 

Year Round STAR Grants

Ward 6 STAR funding

Do you own a business or run a non-profit in St Paul's 6th Ward? Are you in need of funding for a time-sensitive building repair or improvement?

You may be eligible for a Year-Round STAR Grant from Ward 6. Please email our office at Ward6@stpaul.gov with information on your project and to receive an application.

Applications are subject to approval from the St Paul STAR Board and St Paul City Council. Funding is given as reimbursement for approved expenses, up to $15,000 per project per year. 

COVID Resources

Test to Treat

Test-to-Treat locations
are now open in the Twin Cities! Find test-to-treat locations where you can get and fill COVID treatment medications same-day. 

Order FREE At-Home COVID Tests at www.covid.gov/tests.

Make your COVID booster shot appointment here.

COVID Community Coordinators (CCCs) are community-based organizations that connect Minnesota’s diverse communities to COVID testing, vaccination, and other resources. Coordinators help community members find and get critical resources to deal with health concerns, as well as employment, food access, housing, child care, and legal rights. Find a COVID Community Coordinator that fits your needs.