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Category: Protection

Opening the Door: Tenant Screening and Selection

When an apartment becomes available in the Twin Cities, who gets to move in? And perhaps more importantly, who doesn’t? To answer those questions, we partnered with Family Housing Fund to publish a new report examining the methods and systems used by landlords to...

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 Discovers Illegally High Rents

Working with HOME Line, HJC discovered that a prominent Twin Cities developer is charging tenants too much rent in an affordable tax credit building. Under the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program (LIHTC), developers build affordable apartment buildings with the aid...

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...