Minnesota House and Senate negotiators say they have an agreement on a bill that would phase out Governor Tim Walz’s COVID moratorium on evictions.  Tenants who have violated their lease for reasons other than non-payment of rent would have 45 days to correct it after the bill becomes law.  Others, depending on income, would have up to 105 days before eviction proceedings could begin — and until June of next year if they have an outstanding request for rent assistance.  Republican Senator Rich Draheim from Madison Lake:

“The whole thing is, we want to push people to that RentHelpMN website to get the resources that we have available… to help both the housing provider (landlord) and the tenants.”

Democratic Representative Alice Hausman from Saint Paul says a “responsible off-ramp” will not only keep Minnesotans in their homes but also “give renters and landlords the time they need to access the available resources.”