New Housing Representation Initiative Launches in Minneapolis

New Housing Representation Initiative Launches in Minneapolis Photo: KSTP/ Frank Rajkowski, File

November 14, 2018 08:44 AM

A new housing initiative, with the goal of better representing Minneapolis tenants in housing court, kicks off Wednesday.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey announced the launch of "More Representation Minneapolis," which includes Twin Cities-based lawyers and Minneapolis tenants.

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The initiative was launched in an effort to provide tenants facing eviction with attorneys.

According to the city of Minneapolis, the initiative compliments a $150,000 investment in the mayor's 2019 budget for Frey's Eviction Representation Pilot.

Meanwhile, in August, Frey announced a pilot program that would help house 650 pre-K through eighth-grade homeless students.

RELATED: 'Stable Homes, Stable Schools' Would House 650 Homeless Youth Over Next 3 Years

The program partners with the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority and Minneapolis Public Schools to match families in need with apartments.

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