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Rental Housing momentum on state and local levels

January 9th, 2019

State Hearing for Rental Inspection Bill (LB 85)

OTOC Leader Dennis Walsh with Restoring Dignity staff and tenants who testified on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, the Urban Affairs Committee of the Nebraska Unicameral heard citizen testimonies on LB 85, which would require Omaha and Lincoln to develop a Rental Property Registration and Inspection Ordinance to ensure minimum health and safety standards are met in all rental properties. OTOC leaders testified in support of LB 85 along with tenants and other organizations like Restoring Dignity, Together, Family Housing Advisory Services, Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance, and others who submitted written testimony. WOWT, KETV, Omaha World Herald, Lincoln Journal Star and 1011 Now all provided news coverage of the hearing.   

 

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