Brooklyn Center Takes Another Look at Tenant Protection Ordinance
Brooklyn Center will take another look at their Tenant Protection Ordinance on Monday night. The city council has been working on the ordinance since last fall.
Nearly 40 percent of all housing stock is rental housing, and city documents say nearly all of it is considered naturally occurring affordable housing.
The ordinance has been a controversial one for both tenants and landlords. Tenants say the ordinance doesn’t provide enough protection, while landlords say the ordinance creates loopholes that will not allow them to evict “bad actors.”
The city council tabled modifications to the ordinance at its Feb. 14 meeting. Those modifications included having property managers track and report non-renewals, adding a 90-day termination notice without needing to give a reason, and reducing the eviction notice from 30 days to 14 days, which matches the ordinance in Minneapolis.
Mayor Mike Elliott expressed concern about the 14 day notice.
“I think it’s rather inhumane to think that we have to make people find housing in two weeks, let alone 30 days. Even 30 days is not enough, practically speaking,” said Elliott.
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