Proposed Minneapolis ordinances aim to limit landlords’ ability to screen tenants

May 31, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS — Members of the Minnesota Multi-Housing Association are up in arms over two proposed Minneapolis ordinances that would limit who they can’t rent to.

Under the two ordinances, drafted by Minneapolis Council President Lisa Bender and ward-5 council member Jeremiah Ellison, landlords would be barred from denying applicants with felony convictions over five years old, misdemeanors over two years old and arrests that never led to a conviction.

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