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IPFS News Link • Property Rights

Rent Control Is Making a Comeback in US Cities--

• by Jon Miltimore

Theresa Dolata's voice broke when she urged Minneapolis city leaders to support amendments that would give council members the authority to regulate rent prices in the city.

"I don't want to end up homeless again, I don't want to be pushed out," said Dolata, a resident of the Windom neighborhood, speaking at a February 23 city council meeting.

Following testimony from Dolata and other local citizens, Minneapolis City Council members unanimously approved a proposed charter that would allow the city to impose rent control (or put the issue to a future ballot).

"The fact that landlords can increase rents with very little notice is impacting people's lives and their housing stability," said Council President Lisa Bender.

Rent Control Is Back in a Big Way

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