Friday, May 26, 2006

Housing Codes

A story in today's Post-Journal gives me some mixed feelings. I'm glad to see the issue of substandard housing covered, as it is certainly an issue here in town. On the other hand, this article plays upon the fears of every tenant I've talked to who is mainly concerned about being homeless if they report health and safety issues. If a place is so dangerous that children are being removed and the City is telling tenants to leave, it's not the fault of the City (other than for not stepping in long ago!)--it falls squarely on the landlord. Who, unless I missed it, remains unnamed in this typically balanced piece from the P-J.


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