West Frankfort Considers a New Code f...

West Frankfort Considers a New Code for Renters

There are 10 comments on the WSIL story from Jul 27, 2012, titled West Frankfort Considers a New Code for Renters. In it, WSIL reports that:

West Frankfort leaders are working on a new rental code to make the city more attractive to potential residents and safer for the current ones.

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woot woot

West Frankfort, IL

#1 Jul 29, 2012
Out with the slumlords. It's not gonna be legal to rent dilapidated properties in WF anymore.
Whoreganza Bonanza

Birmingham, AL

#2 Jul 29, 2012
"Considers"being the operative word. This will shock me if it happens. Just more 'spin' like they've been doing for the past 10 years. They have a landlord code or ordinance in place already but no one will enforce it.
curly

United States

#3 Jul 29, 2012
no problem they can all go live in the high rise
AuburnBlue

Marion, IL

#4 Aug 1, 2012
Who is "they"? Other than being born into money, most everyone has had to work for a living. You would be surprised how many "working poor" there are. And, no, I don't live in government funded housing but my grandmother did because her employers were crooked and did not pay into social security on their part and she got screwed. She also took in ironing, laundry and housework and never got government assistance until she got to social security age.
There are also the single parents who have been left by the other parent and need help and, this may be a surprise to you, WORK!

So, Snizzelbritches, I wouldn't be so snippy about saying "they" can all go live in the high rise - that could be you. The high rise should be safe from drugs, bugs, bullies, people not listed as the rentor(s). They should be inspected and kept up by both parties.

Bet you made fun of a kid for living in govt. housing, haven't you? That is a shame.
Pops

Albion, IN

#5 Aug 6, 2012
Seems to me like the only people upset about the city considering this ordinance is the slum lords! They can have a shack and just because the rent is cheap they feel they don't have to keep it in a satisfactory living condition, and now JM wants to throw a fit because "there are a lot of poor ppl out there", seems to me the "poor" ppl are what pays your bills with what they pay in rent! Furthermore JS is any better!
Missy M

Galatia, IL

#6 Aug 6, 2012
AuburnBlue wrote:
Who is "they"? Other than being born into money, most everyone has had to work for a living. You would be surprised how many "working poor" there are. And, no, I don't live in government funded housing but my grandmother did because her employers were crooked and did not pay into social security on their part and she got screwed. She also took in ironing, laundry and housework and never got government assistance until she got to social security age.
There are also the single parents who have been left by the other parent and need help and, this may be a surprise to you, WORK!
So, Snizzelbritches, I wouldn't be so snippy about saying "they" can all go live in the high rise - that could be you. The high rise should be safe from drugs, bugs, bullies, people not listed as the rentor(s). They should be inspected and kept up by both parties.
Bet you made fun of a kid for living in govt. housing, haven't you? That is a shame.
You know, there's a thing you get once a year from SS called a statement that tells how much you paid in & how much you will get. Don't buy your story deary.
really

Sesser, IL

#7 Aug 6, 2012
I think a code for homeowners should pass.... a lot of them are just as bad, if not worse.
really

Sesser, IL

#8 Aug 6, 2012
Well if the trashy people wouldn't trash the place. The landlords would have a lot more money to keep it fixed up. U have to go in and replace everything. And I mean everything. Every time they move out.
sara

Mason, OH

#9 Aug 20, 2012
What will the Raubachs do? Everyone says they are slumlords
In Town

United States

#10 Aug 21, 2012
really wrote:
Well if the trashy people wouldn't trash the place. The landlords would have a lot more money to keep it fixed up. U have to go in and replace everything. And I mean everything. Every time they move out.
That's why they should check the people that want to rent out better.

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