Why do renters choose to live in East Harriet? The same reasons as any resident. It's a great neighborhood and quality of life. We have our family and friends, access to lakes and parks, culture, schools, diversity, and "pride of place".
East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association (EHFNA) works on the behalf of all its residents. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, there are almost 4,000 people who reside in East Harriet, occupying 1,713 dwelling units. At that time, 54% were owner occupied and 46% were renter-occupied.
There are also several ways to stay informed and connected:
· Sign-up for the East Harriet eNews on www.eastharriet.org home page (scroll to bottom of page)
· Check Renter Resources for updates on our renter strategy
· Join our Facebook Group: East Harriet Farmstead Neighborhood Association (EHFNA) – Minneapolis, MN
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612.824.9350 if you would like to get involved, have an idea, or want more information about anything related to EHFNA.
HOME Line provides free legal, organizing, educational and advocacy services so tenants throughout Minnesota can solve their own rental housing problems. For 22 years, HOME Line has provided Minnesota renters with legal information regarding their rights. Staffed by lawyers, law students, and community volunteers, the tenant hotline has prevented over 11,700 evictions and saved renters over 21 million dollars in returned damage deposits and rent abatements. All calls are free and all information is kept confidential.
To learn more about HOME Line and about volunteering opportunities on our hotline, please go to www.homelinemn.org.
Useful Renter Resources
City of Minneapolis | City Services Directory
This directory includes City of Minneapolis departments and services as well as frequently requested contact information for our government partners.
Office of the Minnesota Attorney General | Consumer | Housing
The Attorney General’s Office has the statutory responsibility to produce an informational booklet on the landlord and tenant laws of the state of Minnesota. The guide, "Landlords and Tenants: Rights and Responsibilities" provides information on rules governing the landlord and tenant relationship from the moment you are considering entering into an agreement until after the tenancy is ended. It also provides an excellent listing of legal and housing services.
The Attorney General’s Office answers questions about landlord and tenant rights, mobile homes, mortgages, cars, credit, unwanted mail and phone calls, debt collection practices, and numerous other consumer issues. The Attorney General’s Office also provides mediation to resolve disputes between Minnesota consumers and businesses and uses information from consumers to enforce the state’s civil laws.
If you have a consumer complaint, please contact the Attorney General’s Office in writing:
Minnesota Attorney General’s Office
445 Minnesota Street, Suite 1400
St. Paul, MN 55101
Citizens can also receive direct assistance from a consumer specialist by calling:
651-296-3353 or 1-800-657-3787
TTY: 651-297-7206 or TTY: 1-800-366-4812
TTY numbers are for callers using teletypewriter devices.)
Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes
The Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statues compile, edit, and print Laws of Minnesota, Minnesota Statutes, and Minnesota Rules. Laws of Minnesota contains the laws and resolutions passed each legislative session. Minnesota Statutes contains the codified general and permanent laws. Minnesota Rules contains the compiled administrative rules adopted by state agencies. All of the publications contain user aids and indexes and are the official text of the law.
Minneapolis Neighborhood Profiles | East Harriet
This site presents trend information using selected census figures for East Harriet. Graphs are shown comparing census data for 1980, 1990 and 2000, and the figures are frequently compared to data for the City of Minneapolis. Land use and zoning maps are also included.
Minneapolis Neighborhood Profiles | East Harriet | Housing
This page provides census data specific to East Harriet housing availability, homeowner and rental vacancy rate, median housing costs, and median gross rent.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development | Homes | Renting
This site provides links to information about HUD rental assistance programs, advice, rights and responsibilities. and other related services.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development | Homes | Renting | Minnesota | Rental Help
In addition to the federal rental assistance programs, this link directs you to programs sponsored by state or local government or other organizations that can help you.