Attack on landlords in Minneapolis is bound to backfire

June 10, 2019

Wrongheaded ordinances being drafted by two Minneapolis City Council members to limit the ways landlords screen prospective tenants would harm, not benefit, the city’s rental housing landscape. Though the goal is to improve access to housing, the regulations most likely would do the opposite.
Despite pressure from well-intentioned but misguided affordable-­housing advocates, Mayor Jacob Frey and other members of the City Council must ensure that the screening and security deposit proposals go no further.

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