New eviction avoidance initiative helps renters, landlords negotiate | Area Information

MANKATO — Housing businesses in Blue Earth County are collaborating on a new plan to

MANKATO — Housing businesses in Blue Earth County are collaborating on a new plan to support renters and landlords steer clear of evictions.

The new Preventing Rental Evictions Application gives an chance for a renter and landlord to “come to the table” and endeavor to “negotiate mutually beneficial resolutions,” reported Chad Adams, CEO of the Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership.


Personnel from the Housing Partnership and the Minnesota Valley Action Council will facilitate the conferences, which are not a legally binding mediation. Southern Minnesota Regional Lawful Providers staff also will be offered to provide lawful knowledge.

Adams explained the method was born from conversations amid county housing services providers about how they could best answer to the looming finish to eviction moratoriums that were being set in area at the outset of the pandemic.

A federal moratorium has been prolonged to October but is going through legal issues. Minnesota has supplemental protections for lower-income renters who have utilized for economical assist to shell out hire.

The Blocking Rental Evictions Method will deliver renters with facts on how to utilize for condition assistance or support accessing other housing sources. Landlords can get enable steering clear of the at times lengthy and costly eviction system.

To fund the new method, the Minnesota Valley Motion Council is contributing some of the funding it receives from the state’s Loved ones Homeless Prevention and Aid Plan. The town of Mankato is contributing some of its federal Local community Enhancement Block Grant method cash.

The pilot plan is open to renters and landlords in Blue Earth County only. The company will be out there for at minimum a yr.

Appointments are obtainable Tuesdays and Fridays at the Southern Minnesota Regional Lawful Support place of work in downtown Mankato. To determine eligibility and make an appointment contact 507-836-1611 or 507-345-6822 extension 4.

The Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership is wanting for funding to perhaps extend the featuring to supplemental counties, Adams claimed.