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Deny Section 8 in MN? (by Drew [MN]) Feb 28, 2008 8:28 PM
       Deny Section 8 in MN? (by Corey [ND]) Feb 28, 2008 8:40 PM
       Deny Section 8 in MN? (by Minnesota John [MN]) Feb 28, 2008 9:14 PM
       Deny Section 8 in MN? (by StevenColorado [CO]) Feb 28, 2008 9:19 PM
       Deny Section 8 in MN? (by ALDO [WI]) Feb 28, 2008 9:41 PM
       Deny Section 8 in MN? (by billy button [MA]) Feb 29, 2008 7:03 AM
       Deny Section 8 in MN? (by mike [MO]) Feb 29, 2008 7:07 AM
       Deny Section 8 in MN? (by TenantWhisperer [MA]) Feb 29, 2008 8:15 AM
       Deny Section 8 in MN? (by rentman [VA]) Feb 29, 2008 5:11 PM
       Deny Section 8 in MN? (by 16west [MN]) Feb 29, 2008 5:11 PM
       Deny Section 8 in MN? (by Drew [MN]) Feb 29, 2008 7:33 PM


Deny Section 8 in MN? (by Drew [MN]) Posted on: Feb 28, 2008 8:28 PM
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State Specific Question About: MINNESOTA (MN)

In Minnesota are you allowed to deny showing a property or renting to a tenant on the basis that they are section 8 if you have never listed your property with the housing administration and have never had an inspection? --67.190.xxx.x




Deny Section 8 in MN? (by Corey [ND]) Posted on: Feb 28, 2008 8:40 PM
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Why risk it, just find another reason to deny. --209.243.xx.xx




Deny Section 8 in MN? (by Minnesota John [MN]) Posted on: Feb 28, 2008 9:14 PM
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I am unaware of any state law requiring you to take section 8. There may be local ordinances, like in the People's Republic of Minneapolis, that may be in effect.

I don't do year leases, only MTM, so it's not that the tenant doesn't qualify for the apartment, it's that the apartment doesn't qualify for Section 8. At least that's been my story so far.

The day I'm required to take section 8 is the day I sell all the residential props and either buy more storage rentals, or farmland. --71.48.xxx.xxx




Deny Section 8 in MN? (by StevenColorado [CO]) Posted on: Feb 28, 2008 9:19 PM
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Sort of. Because you've never had an S8 inspection, simply state that your property has not been approved by S8. Simple.

If you only rent MTM, you can give that as a legit reason for denial as well. --71.218.xxx.xx




Deny Section 8 in MN? (by ALDO [WI]) Posted on: Feb 28, 2008 9:41 PM
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Try this.

I'm sorry, but my units do not meet the minimum standards of Rent Assistance and I'm currently not in a financial position which will allow me to bring my units into compliance. --70.92.x.xx




Deny Section 8 in MN? (by billy button [MA]) Posted on: Feb 29, 2008 7:03 AM
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u better find out if its legal to refuse to rent to s8 in your state.we have "source of income laws "in mass and a guy was fined 50,000 and 30,000 in legal costs for refusing to rent to s8.usually if u do mtm u are not forced to rent to them."we do not discriminate but they wont accept us bcs we only do mtm" as steven says.good luck. --208.58.x.xx




Deny Section 8 in MN? (by mike [MO]) Posted on: Feb 29, 2008 7:07 AM
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as Aldo said.

I tell them that I dont want to do all the paperwork and inspections and the extra month's loss of rent due to Sect 8

I dont tell the applicant that they dont ualify. They can fill out the application but I dont take Sect 8 on some properties --24.207.xxx.xxx




Deny Section 8 in MN? (by TenantWhisperer [MA]) Posted on: Feb 29, 2008 8:15 AM
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(Smiling sympathetically), "Why don't you call the Housing Authority and ask if they'd accept Month to Month. If they say that's ok, I'd be happy to accept S8".

A. They'll never make the call (sounds like work).

B. The HA won't ever agree to it. --199.46.xxx.xxx




Deny Section 8 in MN? (by rentman [VA]) Posted on: Feb 29, 2008 5:11 PM
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S8 ??????????? --76.5.xx.xxx




Deny Section 8 in MN? (by 16west [MN]) Posted on: Feb 29, 2008 5:11 PM
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I just took a seminar last Saturday and this was covered.

In Minnesota, you are not required in any way to accept a tenant because they have Sec. 8 or any other voucher, either State or Federal.

Just tell them that you donít participate and thatís the end of it.

Even if you do accept sec. 8, they must still pass your screening. Sec 8 does not screen.

If you or an applicant has any questions about this, contact Housing and Redevelopment Authority 234 East River Road, Brainerd, Mn 56401 (218) 828-3705. They will answer your questions or direct you to the office nearest to you.

--204.72.xxx.xxx




Deny Section 8 in MN? (by Drew [MN]) Posted on: Feb 29, 2008 7:33 PM
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Thanks everyone for the great insight...I currently only have one unit and don't really want to deal with the administration and cost (nor could I afford to) --67.190.xxx.x





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