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Tampa City Council to crack down on slumlords listen

01/09/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: housing, Tampa City Council, Yolie Capin, Lisa Montelione, Charlie Miranda, code enforcement, slumlords


Hillsborough County government is under fire after a scathing report uncovered code violations where landlords received subsidies for housing homeless people. Now Tampa City Council members are considering tightening the belt on landlords to deal with rampant violations throughout the city. During a meeting Thursday, Jake Slater, head of the city’s neighborhood empowerment department, laid out plans to both register and grade owners of rental properties.

“Our total intent is to address th...


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