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Minnesota Tenants Gain More Rights in Foreclosure Through Legislative Task Force Collaboration

By Lawrence R. McDonough

In Minnesota, legal aid attorneys led cities and counties, public housing authorities, tenant as well as landlord advocates, private attorneys, the banking and mortgage industries, affordable housing preservation and development advocates, and the utility industry to reach consensus on several recommendations that were passed by the state legislature and have greatly helped tenants affected by foreclosure. The consensus recommendations of a task force of active stakeholders ultimately became law with practically no changes.

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