Minneapolis Property Management Blog

What Does Rent Relief Look Like for Minnesota Tenants?

Deb Newell - Thursday, March 19, 2020


In an ongoing effort to keep our community of Tenants and Owners apprised of what is happening locally and recognize that this information changes day by day, week by week.

Regarding Possible Late Rent

  • We encourage for all those affected to let us know sooner, rather than later.  
  • We encourage all who are faced with job loss or reduced hours to apply for Unemployment as soon as possible and to apply online.  It was reported that the MN Unemployment office is seeing 2000 applications per hour.
  • When you have submitted your application – let us know!  The sooner we are aware of your current situation, the better we can communicate to the owner.  Remember, this affects them as well.
  • Late Fees may still accrue if no action is taken on your part.
  • We want to work with you and also know how important keeping good credit can be.  Payment Plans are available, with payments made every 2 weeks to help manage expenses – talk with your property manager to learn more*  

Regarding Evictions:

  • The Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter have asked their local sheriff's offices for leniency on evictions, this doesn’t stop them from happening…not yet.
  • The state court system suspended housing court hearings, with limited exceptions, for two weeks
  • DFL state representative Michael Howard proposed a freeze on evictions during public health emergencies
  • The Trump administration halted both evictions and foreclosures for the next 60 days, but the rule applies only to mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration

*The following requirements must be met: 
   ●. No current balance on ledger.
   ●  Contact with RTL before the 1st of the month.

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