Minnesota creates limited statewide tenant right to counsel

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05/19/2023, Legislation, Housing - Evictions

In 2023, as part of a general budget bill, Minnesota created a right to appointed counsel for public housing tenants who are not able to afford counsel and who are threatened with eviction for an alleged breach of lease.

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: yes



The NCCRC has consulted with Minnesota advocates on the bill language and provided supportive testimony.