The City has played a key role in developing new programming that will air on Twin Cities PBS (TPT) in April. The new fair housing video and curriculum explains landlords’ and tenants’ rights and responsibilities.
Finding safe, affordable rental housing can be a challenge for new arrivals to Minnesota, especially for immigrants and refugees dealing with language and cultural barriers. Many don’t know their rights as tenants, or their responsibilities.
To help new Minnesotans better understand their rights and responsibilities, Roseville, partnered with TPT and Echo as well as several other government agencies and non-profits to develop the landlords’ and tenants’ rights and responsibilities video.
If both tenant and landlord follow the rules and do the right thing, a rented house or apartment becomes a safe and friendly place for these new neighbors to live.
The program “A Good, Safe Place to Live” premieres at 9:00 p.m. on April 4 on TPT’s Minnesota Channel. In addition to English, the video was also produced in Somali, Karen, Spanish, and Hmong.
In addition, the Minnesota Literacy Council has developed an English Language Learners curriculum as a companion piece to the program. It will be distributed to statewide adult English language learners.