Senator Elizabeth “Tizzy” Lockman has introduced Senate Bill 167, which would establish a landlord mitigation fund to help incentivize landlords to make their properties available for renters using the Housing Authority Voucher program. The purpose of the bill is to increase the supply of homes available for rent for low income individuals and families.
This fund would offer participating landlords up to $2000 for repairs required due to findings during a DSHA inspection, and $5000 total per tenancy. A number of other states and localities have successfully created and managed similar successful programs. The idea here that a number of properties are not available for rent right now due to repairs needed to be perform. This fund would incentivize the making of these repairs to get the properties on the rental market.
|Senate Bill 167 Sponsors||Yes Votes||No Votes|
|Pinkney, Lockman, Townsend|
|Current Status — Out of Committee 6/17/21|