Proposed Rental Housing Occupancy Ordinance Draft 7-18-17

 This is a copy of the proposed rental housing occupancy inspection ordinance draft I received from Chuck Bevelheimer, director of planning and development, Quincy. This is a draft. I'm making this available so interested people will know what the draft entails. This may, or may not be the final draft, but this document is informative.   This draft outlines the details.

June 2018:  Dennis displays a rat he says he caught in his Quincy, apartment. "I was sitting on my bed watching TV when I saw one come out, and then another. When I turned on the lights, I counted at least seven of them." Dennis says he keeps dry foods in his refrigerator to keep the rats out of it, but they found a way to get in there too. Other tenants of the building shared similar stories. "I'm afraid to report this to the health department, because they might condemn the apartment and I'll have no place to go," Dennis said. Using the disability income he began receiving earlier this year, within a few weeks, Dennis manages to find a different place to live. 

June 2018: Dennis displays a rat he says he caught in his Quincy, apartment. "I was sitting on my bed watching TV when I saw one come out, and then another. When I turned on the lights, I counted at least seven of them." Dennis says he keeps dry foods in his refrigerator to keep the rats out of it, but they found a way to get in there too. Other tenants of the building shared similar stories. "I'm afraid to report this to the health department, because they might condemn the apartment and I'll have no place to go," Dennis said. Using the disability income he began receiving earlier this year, within a few weeks, Dennis manages to find a different place to live. 

“I was looking at apartments a few years ago and went to look at one on Washington St between 5th and 6th in the alley. There was no room for a bathroom, it was a make shift toilet and sink in a corner of one room. There was insulation hanging down from the ceiling in the kitchen and crumbling plaster and laths. They wanted $500 a month for this.”
— Wendy Warren