Proposed rent control charter amendments open to public comment in Minneapolis

The public can weigh in on proposed rent control charter amendments in Minneapolis during a listening session, Wednesday afternoon.

The proposed amendments would allow either the Minneapolis City Council, or Minneapolis residents through a petition process, to adopt a rent stabilization law.

The measures would need approval from voters in a general election.

Minneapolis considers rent control for possible November ballot initiative

According to city officials, about half of the city’s households rent their homes and rental rates in many areas have increased faster than renters’ incomes.

If passed, the charter amendments wouldn’t, on their own, create a rent control policy. Instead, they would give future city councils and Minneapolis residents the option to adopt a policy through methods allowed under state law.

The public hearing is set to take place at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Learn how to participate here.

Learn more about the proposed charter amendments here.