Ward 6 Weekly Update 1/27/2022

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January 27, 2023

Greater East Side Renter Forum

District 2 Renter Forum

Join the Greater East Side Community Council (District 2) in their Renter Forum! It will be held Tuesday, January 31st at 6pm at 1380 Rose Ave in the Kramer Room. Share your experiences of displacements and housing insecurity! A stipend is available for participation and food will be served at the event. Reach out to info@greatereastsidesp.org for more information or visit greatereastside.org.

Right Track Youth Job Applications NOW OPEN

Right Track 2023

Apply now at stpaul.gov/righttrack!

Payne-Phalen "Voices of Our Communities Data Party" - Feb 4th

Payne-Phalen community party

You're invited to the story circle table for a FREE community meal, to process data, and to meet with a lot of great people!

Join in this Payne-Phalen Community Council party on Saturday, Feb 4th from 11am-2pm at the Arlington Hills Community Center. If a $50 gift card would allow you to attend, there are some available. More at paynephalen.org. Contact: district5@paynephalen.org

Management Partner Sought for the Phalen Lakeside Activity Center

Phalen Lakeside Activity Center

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation has released a Request-For-Proposals (RFP) seeking a management partner for the Phalen Lakeside Activity Center (1530 Phalen Dr). This is a unique facility that has been an important part of the parks and recreation system for decades, and now the City hopes to reimagine and revitalize it with a partner organization and the community. Solicitations are open on Saint Paul Bids through February 3rd, 2023 at 4pm.

East Metro Main Street Economic Revitalization Grants Available

open business

Is your business along Payne Ave, Arcade St, East 7th St, or White Bear Ave? If yes, apply for the Main Street Economic Revitalization Program! This program will distribute up to $7 million in grants to businesses and nonprofit organizations for capital projects in select St Paul business corridors. Grants will support economic recovery from the impacts of civil unrest, the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges to these commercial corridors since March 15, 2020.

Learn more and apply here. For translation support, please call 651.325.4202.

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.

Cultural STAR Grants Awarded

Cultural STAR program

This week, City Council approved the Cultural STAR Grant awards for 2023! There are 41 organizations who will be receiving awards for cultural projects. Thank you to the organizations who applied for Ward 6 projects! Congratulations to those who have been selected: American Composers Forum, The Saint Paul Festival Association, the Minnesota China Friendship Garden Society, and Wonderlust Productions. Read the full list of projects and recipients here

Property Tax Deferral for Senior Citizens

Property tax deferral

Property Tax Deferral for Senior Citizens through the State of MN may allow you to defer a portion of the property taxes you owe.

The property tax you pay will be 3% of your total household income based on your prior year income. The state pays the remainder as a loan.

When you sell your home or voluntarily cancel the deferral, you must repay the loan plus interest. The interest rate varies but does not exceed 5%.

Details on their website or call 651-556-6091.

Input on Possible Truck-Parking Ordinance

truck parking

Discussions are underway about a possible restriction on truck parking in St Paul. A possible ordinance could limit semi parking to off-street locations only within the city. 

If you are a trucker, a resident with ties to trucking, or someone who has had difficulties with trucks parked on city streets, please reach out to our office! You can email ward6@ci.stpaul.mn.us or call 651-266-8660. 



is offered through Minnesota Housing to help if you have fallen behind on your mortgage or other housing-related expenses due to the pandemic. Get help with past-due mortgage payments, other past-due expenses, and find resources to avoid foreclosure. Apply online at homehelpmn.org.

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 Testing and Treatment Resources

Test to Treat

Find test-to-treat locations  where you can get and fill COVID treatment medications same-day. 

Make an appointments to receive the newest covid booster, available for adults and children ages 5-11.

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Self-testing 

What to do if you are Sick or Test Positive: COVID-19

Close Contact or Exposure to COVID-19