The City Council’s Business, Inspections, Housing & Zoning Committee is holding an online public hearing 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 18 on a proposed renter eviction protections ordinance in anticipation of changes or an end to the eviction moratorium that has been in place throughout the COVID-19 pandemic in coming months.
The proposed ordinance requires property owners to give tenants written notice at least 14 days before initiating eviction proceedings for non-payment of rent explaining the basis for the eviction action. The measure is similar to a policy recently adopted in St. Louis Park.
It also builds on a growing body of work City leaders have advanced to address the challenges facing renters in Minneapolis, such as the renter protections ordinance approved by the City Council in 2019 that caps security deposits at a maximum of one month’s rent and provides property owners guidelines for screening potential renters. The City also has a Renter-First Housing Policy that affirms the City’s commitment to advancing renter protections and developing new tools to support affordability and stability in rental housing.