Rental Housing Ordinance Described as Good First Step

Rental Housing Ordinance Described as Good First Step

A scaled-back ordinance offering some restrictions on rental housing is somewhat applauded by an organization that represents the city’s core neighborhoods.

Collective Impact Lincoln Program Manager Nancy Petitto says city council approval of the Humane Housing Ordinance is a positive step in protecting renters and preserving the quality of affordable, humane rental housing in our city.

However, Petitto says that much work remains to fully address Lincoln’s housing adequacy and affordability concerns.

Former Councilman Carl Eskridge’s proposal was scaled back because of concerns it would unfairly punish good landlords. Now only landlords found to have violated housing codes will have to register with the city.