Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava Signs Tenant Bill Of Rights

Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava Signs Tenant Bill Of Rights

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Renters in Miami-Dade now have a little more protection.

On Wednesday, Mayor Daniella Levine Cava signed a Tenants Bill of Rights bill that had previously passed unanimously in the county commission.

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This new measure helps tenants while not financially crippling landlords.

It ensures renters’ rights to address sub-standard conditions. It gives tenants the ability to get landlords to pay for certain repairs.  It also guarantees renters access to resources and documents explaining their rights.

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Another significant issue that still needs to be addressed is rent hikes. The county cites a report that more than half of the renters in Miami Dade spend more than 30-percent of their income on rent.

Commissioners said it’s a matter of supply and demand, they’re working on it.

A report from the county posted on April 15th shows 44 affordable housing projects in progress, totaling more than 4700 units.  Nineteen such projects are 50% completed.

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