The Minneapolis City Council has passed ordinances on the rental industry with massive negative implications on small businesses and are proposing to pass more ordinances that will hurt the housing industry further, including the people they are trying to protect.
There are 2 things you can do now:
Join Housing Providers of Minneapolis on a call with Minneapolis City Council member candidates to find out where they stand on these issues. Zoom details below.
Click this link to join Zoom call. http://bit.ly/2NPOLNE Passcode: 775121 Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 5:00 PM CST
By joining the call:
You can have an impact on getting the RIGHT candidates into office
You can help shape responsible and effective regulations as it relates to the housing market
If you wish to see the recently passed short term rental ordinances corrected, you should join the call.
If you wish for a return of small businesses to our communities, you should join the call.
If you are a short term rental owner or manager or are employed by one, you should join the call.
If you are a landlord, you should join the call.
If you are a small business owner or aspire to be, you should join the call.
If you own or aspire to own your own home, you should join the call.
If you enjoy going out to local restaurants, you should join the call.
If you enjoy traveling and staying in fabulous cities in affordable accommodations, you should join the call.
If you are a tenant who aspires to be a home owner, you should join the call.
These ordinances will impact every one of you.
CONTACT YOUR CITY COUNCIL (recent email from Airbnb)
According to new short term rental regulations set to take effect in Minneapolis on May 1, new hosts will be restricted from having more than two short term rental properties if those properties are in smaller buildings, with certain exceptions. We know how challenging this is for many of you who have worked hard to grow your Airbnb listings to support your families and your communities.
For that reason we are urging you to reach out to Councilmember Fletcher, who sponsored this new regulation, along with the rest of the city council members to explain why it’s important to you that the city grants an exemption for those properties which will not be permitted under the new regulation. Whether your property supplements your retirement income, helps you pay your mortgage, or brings in critical revenue during this time of economic downturn, we encourage you to share your story with your elected officials and urge them to establish a grandfather clause permitting short term rental hosts to keep their existing listings.
Hosting provides you, your families, and your communities with economic opportunity and allows for you to serve as ambassadors for the city of Minneapolis. With the return of travel, we believe there should be every effort made to encourage these opportunities.
To continue engaging in the conversations to help pass fair and clear legislation for home sharing, please join your local Minneapolis Host Facebook group.(Please note there is a delay on acceptance into this group and the moderator is working on it)