Please note: on-demand CLE credit is only available for the Ramsey County Housing Court Clinic training at this time. Please see the instructions below to register to receive CLE credit for that course.

General Housing
Program updates, housing law basics, and need-to-know information for our volunteers. 

1. Housing Newsletter
+++June 2019
+++July 2019

2. Practice Tips
+++Rule 603, by Steve Swanson
+++Rule 105, by Steve Swanson

3. 2018 Eviction Representation Study Results
+++Legal Representation in Evictions
, by Luke Grundman and Muria Kruger

4. Evictions Basics Training
+++Video presentation (1 hour)

5. Federally-Assisted Housing 101: Section 8, Public Housing and More; What Housing Volunteers Should Know
+++Video presentation (1 hour)
+++Federally Subsidized Housing slides
+++Selected Decisions Involving Federally Regulated Rental Subsidy Programs
+++Subsidized tenancy table

6. Rent Escrow Training (highly recommended for More Representation Minneapolis volunteers)
+++CLE: Rent Escrow Basics (1 hour)
+++Slideshow: Rent Escrow Basics

7. Landlord Tenant CLE “Minnesota Landlord-Tenant Anti-Retaliation Law after Central Housing Associates v. Olson” by Paul Birnberg, former Senior Housing Attorney from HOME Line
+++CLE Powerpoint Presentation
+++Sample Affidavit of Rent Escrow
+++Cloverdale Foods v. Pioneer Snacks, 4:94-CV-00331 (D. Minn. Apr. 08, 1994)
++++++Court Docket
++++++Petitioner’s (landlord) appeal brief
++++++Respondent’s (tenant) appeal brief
+++Green v. Formanek, HC-1991123900 (4th Judicial District)
++++++Draft Affidavit for Rent Escrow (never filed)
++++++Tenant’s Memorandum Regarding Subject Matter Jurisdiction
+++Reyes v. LO2, 27-CV-18-20483 (D. Minn. 2018)
++++++Plaintiff’s Memo in Support of Motion for Temporary Restraining Order

Hennepin County Housing Court Project
Resources and information for our Hennepin County Housing Court Project volunteers.

1. Department of Regulatory Services Website: Tools and Information on licensing, fees, and violations in Minneapolis. 

2. Eviction Representation Project (ERP):
+++Video of Training Presentation (2.5 hours)

+++ERP Power Point Presentation (by Larry McDonough)
+++ERP Project Overview 1/17/19 (written description by Steven Swanson)
+++ERP Packet (including eviction defense checklist, settlement agreement, IFP and Notice of Withdrawal)

3. Housing Court Project (HCP) advice/limited services clinic:
+++Hennepin County Housing Court Clinic Volunteer Handbook

Ramsey County Housing Court Clinic
CLE links and general information for our Ramsey County Housing Court Project volunteers.

1. Volunteer Information
+++Ramsey County Housing Court Clinic Volunteer Information Sheet

2. Ramsey County Housing Court Clinic Volunteer Training (1.75 CLE credits applied for): An 8-video recording of volunteer training hosted at Southern MN Legal Services for the Ramsey County Housing Court Clinic. Please review the following additional materials:
+++Ramsey Housing Court Clinic Training PowerPoint
+++Ramsey Housing Eviction Hypotheticals PowerPoint

If you would like to receive on-demand CLE credit for the Ramsey County Housing Court Clinic Volunteer training, please register with VLN (we need to maintain these records for the MN Board of Continuing Legal Education) and then report your attendance (using the event code) to the MN Board of Continuing Legal Education.