The City of Eagan has nearly 30,000 housing units intended to meet a wide range of housing needs for its residents. The City has adopted a Fair Housing Policy to prevent discrimination and address complaints. The City of Eagan works closely with the Community Development Agency which administers over 30 different housing programs to improve the lives of Eagan homeowners and tenants.
The City of Eagan has adopted a Fair Housing Policy because the City is strongly committed to supporting fair housing.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has created this video that explains what to do if you feel you have experienced housing discrimination.
The City does not investigate fair housing complaints or take enforcement action, but the City’s
The federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of:
- Familial status
- National origin
The Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA) is a state law prohibiting discrimination in Minnesota. The MHRA includes all of the protected classes of the federal Fair Housing Act as well as these additional protected classes:
- Marital status
- Public assistance status
- Sexual orientation
Have the following information available for each complaint:
- Your name and address
- The name and address of the person your complaint is against
- The address of the housing involved
- The date(s) of the alleged violation
- A short description of the violation
Tenants and Landlords
The City of Eagan takes a lot of pride in being a great place to live, work, and play. One way we do that is by keeping our neighborhoods healthy. City Council adopted a rental licensing ordinance on March 21, 2023, with the goal of ensuring safe housing for tenants and long-term maintenance of the City’s housing stock.
The rental licensing program will begin implementation after July 1, 2023.
Program details are available at cityofeagan.com/rental-licensing.
The following links provide more resources for tenants and landlords.
The Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Program (MFPP) provides free counseling assistance to help homeowners who are in or nearing foreclosure with referrals to additional resources and, in some cases, financial assistance. Homeowners work one-on-one with the CDA homeownership specialists to assess the situation and determine possible solutions. Please visit the CDA website for more details or call (651) 675-4555 for a program brochure.