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File #: 22-734   
Status: Agenda Ready
In control: County Commission
On agenda: 5/10/2022 Final action:
Title: MOTION TO DIRECT Office of the County Attorney to draft an Ordinance pertaining to a Tenant's Bill of Rights. (Commissioner Rich)
Indexes: Established Commission Goals
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Broward County Commission Regular Meeting
Director's Name: Nan H. Rich
Department: County Commission

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Requested Action
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MOTION TO DIRECT Office of the County Attorney to draft an Ordinance pertaining to a Tenant's Bill of Rights. (Commissioner Rich)

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Why Action is Necessary
Board direction is required for the Office of the County Attorney to draft an Ordinance amending the Broward County Code of Ordinances.

What Action Accomplishes
Provides the required direction to the Office of the County Attorney.

Is this Action Goal Related
Yes

Previous Action Taken


Summary Explanation/Background
This item supports the Board Value, "Offering sustainable, compatible, innovative housing options for all income-levels, including integrated, permanent supportive housing."

Broward County is experiencing an affordable housing crisis, which has been exacerbated by recent price shocks in the residential rental market across our community. Residents desperately need access to affordable rental housing, as access to affordable housing remains essential for working families to continue living in this community. Similarly, access to safe and stable housing is critical to individual well-being and family stability. For those reasons and more, it is fundamental for the health, safety, and welfare of Broward County residents for Broward County to protect residential tenants from discrimination and unfair and illegal rental practices.

If this item is approved, the Office of the County Attorney will analyze Tenant's Bills of Rights enacted in other jurisdictions and will prepare an Ordinance for consideration by the Board creating a Tenant's Bill of Rights, including requiring residential landlords in unincorporated Broward County to provide certain notices to tenants prior to entering into a rental agreement.

Source of Additional Information
Harrison Grandwilliams, Chief of Staff to Senator Rich, 954-357-7001

Fiscal Impact
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