The city says not more than 30 percent of the homes on a block can be rentals, but some homeowners say that rule is illegal and unconstitutional. They say the city is unfairly restricting what they can do with their property and not giving them equal opportunity to obtain rental licenses.
Owner-occupied homes give way to rentals in Twin Cities
A shift away from neighborhoods full of homeowners has become a phenomenon in Minneapolis and St. Paul as investors turn single-family homes into rentals to take advantage of a tight rental market. Housing experts say the resulting drop-off in single-family homeownership can destabilize neighborhoods.