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HJC’s work on tenant screening practices informs local ordinances

How landlords decide who gets to move into their buildings is a subject that has received surprisingly little scrutiny. Until recently. Two years ago, HJC and partner organizations launched an extensive research project after learning how much the standards for making...

HJC advocacy for Inclusionary Housing policies paying off

Inclusionary housing policies, also referred to as Inclusionary Zoning or Mixed-Income Housing, are local government policies where market-rate housing developers are either required or incented to include affordable units in market-rate apartment...

Reducing barriers to housing access

In deciding who to accept as new tenants, landlords typically use four kinds of screening criteria: previous rental history (including evictions), previous criminal history, credit scores, and whether the applicant meets a minimum income test.  In the...

HJC proposals to protect NOAH housing spur action

In 2016 HJC concluded that the threat to the Twin Cities’ supply of unsubsidized affordable rental housing, or NOAH as it is now known, needed greater attention.  Although housing policymakers were largely focused on protecting and expanding the supply of...