This is a YouTube recording of a meeting on September 4, 2020. The discussion includes the wide variety of issues involved in the different moratoriums and strategies housing providers can use to navigate them.
GATHER_MN was featured in an article in the Star Tribune on 9/19/2020.
July 15, 2020 Forbes article on the impact of the moratorium will have on "mom and pop" landlords.
The problem with pausing evictions is that not all landlords are giant corporations with deep pockets. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, around 22.7 million units in 16.7 million properties were owned by individual investors nationwide at last count, compared to 25.8 million units owned by businesses.
Unlike businesses that are more likely to own giant apartment complexes and multi-family units, individual investors are more likely to own single family homes or duplexes. Many may only own one or two units as a strategy to help cover some of their living expenses during their working years or in retirement.
The Order temporarily halts residential evictions of covered persons for nonpayment of rent during September 4, 2020, through December 31, 2020. This means that a landlord, owner of a residential property, or other person with a legal right to pursue an eviction or a possessory action cannot evict for nonpayment of rent any covered person from any residential property in any U.S. state or U.S. territory where the Order applies. We explain where the Order applies and who is covered later in the document you can access by clicking on the "Find Out More" tab.
Governor Walz has an executive order in place until November 12, 2020.
The order is effective 24 hours after enactment. It remains in effect until the declared peacetime state of emergency ends.
The City has adopted renter protection policies as part of our Housing Maintenance Code. Violations of these policies may lead to citations or other penalties. Here's what property owners and managers need to know to stay in compliance.
Prior to December 2020, these codes only apply to properties with 16+ units. After December, they apply to everyone.