Resources for Tangletown Renters

Renter Resources

  • To report problems with your rental residence, call Minneapolis 311
  • Homeline provides renter resources and free legal help
  • Homeline’s guide to required repairs in your rental residence
  • For affordable housing, visit housinglink
  • The MN Attorney General’s office provides a handbook: landlord and tenant rights and responsibilities
  • Minneapolis Renter Rights videos in English, Hmong, Somali and Spanish are available at https://www.minneapolismn.gov/resident-services/property-housing/renting/renters/rights/video/
  • Emergency Assistance:
  • Heat rules for Minneapolis:
    • Minneapolis renters must have access to heat Oct. 1-April 30
    • If the heat stops working in your rental unit, tell the property owner or manager right away. If the heat can’t be fixed immediately, the property owner must provide two temporary heat sources to each rental unit.
    • If the property owner or manager doesn’t respond, you can report it to the City to get help from an inspector.
      • Call 311 or 612-673-3000 to report an issue. 311 is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekends. Outside of 311 hours, call 911 to report low heat or no heat.
      • The 311 agent or 911 dispatcher will take your contact information, and an inspector will contact you to set up an inspection as soon as possible. From Sept. 15 to May 15, there is always an inspector on duty to help renters who report heat issues.

Are you a Tangletown renter? Join your neighborhood board or check out one of our committees! Tangletown Neighborhood Association board seats are open to all who live and/or own a business in Tangletown and are 18 years of age or older. Getting involved with your neighborhood organization is a wonderful opportunity to get to know your neighbors, build community, and make a positive impact on your neighborhood. Learn more here.

Are you interested in connecting with neighbors in your apartment building? Tangletown Neighborhood Association will sponsor an event at your building! This is an opportunity to gather residents together, build community, share food, and to learn more about your Tangletown Neighborhood Association. Email info@tangletown.org to set up your event!

Are you a Tangletown rental property owner? Email info@tangletown.org when a new tenant moves in and we will deliver a welcome bag! If you own a building with 12 units or more, we are happy to host a pop up information event to introduce residents at your building to our organization!

Tangletown Renter Facts

  • 22% of Tangletown households rent (2020 census mncompass.org)
  • There are 140 active rental licenses in Tangletown as of September 2022, for a total of 492 units
    • 82 properties are single-family rentals
    • 36 properties are duplexes
    • 15 properties have 3-6 units
    • 5 properties have 12-30 units
    • 2 properties have 80+ units
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