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 screen and select tenants. We found that the current methods and systems used are often unpredictable and can result in disparate treatment, the consequences of which extend beyond prospective tenants and their families to communities and society as a whole.

The report details how tenant screening and selection works in the Twin Cities Metro Area, identifying opportunities for improvement. We received research support from the following community-based organizations:

Students from the Community Justice Project at the University of St. Thomas School of Law also contributed to the research. Scroll through the report below and provide feedback or ask questions by following us on Facebook and Twitter. Download the report here.