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Minneapolis Releases Updated Second Draft Rental Screening and Security Deposit Ordinance Tags: Government Affairs

The Minneapolis City Council has been considering changes to Tenant Screening and Security Deposit ordinances. A first draft had been previously circulated. The new draft was made public on Thursday, August 8, 2019. Here is an Executive Summary comparing draft I to draft II. REALTOR® members are encouraged to review the document and understand the proposed changes.

Minneapolis Area REALTORS® submitted public comments to all (13) Minneapolis City Council Members and the Mayor’s office. REALTORS® have been taking a balanced view between inclusiveness and private property rights. A number of our proposed changes were incorporated in the new draft.

The first public hearing date is scheduled August 28 at 1:30 p.m. in the Housing Policy and Development Committee, which is chaired by Council Member Cam Gordon. Council Member Ellison is the committee vice-chair. Council Member Ellison and Council President Bender are the primary authors of the changes.

COMMENTS? Contact Minneapolis City Council