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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 07:14 AM

Milwaukee Council adopts ordinance preventing landlords from evicting tenants seeking to address

Council adopts ordinance preventing landlords from evicting tenants seeking to address lead


Milwaukee landlords are barred from evicting or retaliating against tenants who seek to address lead in their homes, under an ordinance the Common Council passed Tuesday.

"Any family that believes their dwelling is at risk with any lead, they should be contacting the Health Department, contacting (the city Department of Neighborhood Services) and getting inspections to verify that," Ald. José Pérez, the lead sponsor, said after the meeting.

The legislation states that landlords can't evict or retaliate against a tenant for seeking services from the city to address suspected or known sources of lead poisoning or for cooperating with the city's efforts to investigate or get rid of lead.

The measure passed unanimously.

Read more: https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/milwaukee/2019/07/09/milwaukee-aldermen-bar-landlords-evicting-tenants-who-report-lead/1679277001/
(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

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