The governor’s proposal appropriated $225 million in FY 2023 and would allocate $184 million in the tails. The plan put forward by Senate Republicans appropriates $50 million in FY 2023. In total, the Senate Republicans appropriated $175 million less in FY 2023 and $184 million less in the tails for a 3-year difference of $359 million compared to the governor’s position.
At the conclusion of the legislative session, the housing conference committee did not come to a consensus. Because none of the major budget bills nor the bonding bill passed, no substantial funding for housing passed this legislative session. Given the immense need across the state, the lack of funding this session will pose significant challenges for many Minnesotans.
DID NOT PASS
Eviction Limitations: The governor may prohibit evictions for 30 days. If an eviction prohibition lasts longer than 30 days, the majority of members in the House and Senate must approve it.
Local Government Prohibitions: Planned unit development (PUD) agreements are prohibited if the development complies with existing city requirements. The PUD must be available to the public for at least seven days before a governing body reviews the agreement. A local government unit is also prohibited from requiring specific materials, design, or other aesthetic conditions not required by the building code. However, this provision does not apply to a historic district.
Rent control: Under current law, a local government unit can control rent on private property if approved by voters in a general election. A Senate Republican proposal would have prohibited this from occurring in the State of Minnesota, with an exception for class 4d rental property. Their proposal would also be retroactive to November 1, 2021. As a result, it would negate the votes that approved rent control in Minneapolis and St. Paul. (SF 4019)