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RENTAL REGISTRY ADVOCATES CONTINUE TO SPREAD DECEPTIVE INFORMATION AHEAD OF CITY COUNCIL VOTE
A Campaign Of Deception Has Swayed At Least 2 Council Members. What About The Other 5?
Our friends at the FHAC published their latest propaganda report and are disseminating it to the media and Council Members as credible research, which it is not. One of the most glaring falsehoods is the restating of facts as shocking lies. Let’s contrast the following facts taken from the 2015 U.S. Census Bureau’s American Home Survey (AHS) and learn how the FHAC perverted the original meaning and distorted the truth.
Child health and safety.
For households in which children under 7 years of age live in or regularly visit. Respondents were asked if all, some, or none of the electrical outlets in their homes had child tamper-resistant outlet covers. (AHS Definitions)
The 2015 AHS is asking the respondents if they have “child tamper-resistant outlet covers” installed over the electrical outlets?” Here is what a child tamper-resistant outlet cover looks like below. Aftermarket child safety devices are purchased by some homeowners and renters with small children from Lowes, Home Depot or the neighborhood hardware. READ MORE>>
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A BAD TENANT, ONLY BAD LANDLORDS
There Are Thousands More Bad Tenants Than Bad Landlords
In March 2015 I published an article titled The Tenant-Landlord Relationship in which we discussed three general categories of tenants: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Recently I was reminded of this article when I saw a former tenant, of roughly 8 years earlier, testifying before New Orleans City Council Members about their horrible landlord and rental experience they were enduring. The landlord was characterized as a really bad person, and perhaps he was. But then it came to mind that this witness, a former tenant, was also a really bad tenant, i.e., constantly late with the rent, failed to respond to written notices, trashed the apartment, unauthorized pet, no pet deposit, carpet ruined by pet urine, two eviction filings, failed to give proper notice, broke the lease, and left an outstanding balance of more than $1,100. Then to my amazement… READ MORE>>
RENTAL REGISTRY LEGISLATION WAS INTRODUCED WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18th.
In spite of many objections and warnings from renters, landlords, home builders, developers, apartment associations, and several attorneys cautioning that government officials are prohibited under the 4th. Amendment from legislating an illegal home invasion Rental Registry, Councilmember Williams moved its adoption with Councilmember Cantrell seconding the motion—both co-authored the legislation. Councilmembers Gray, Head and Guidry expressed serious reservations and concerns about the Rental Registry. However, the legislation was reluctantly moved forward to the full council under the proviso that more research, amendments and input was needed.
Please view the highlights video below.
There are 10 detailed blogs on this site explaining everything you need to know about the proposed RR. I urge you to take some time to read each of them over the next few days and develop a working knowledge of all the facts.
ARE RENTAL REGISTRY ADVOCATES DELIBERATELY MISLEADING THE PUBLIC?
Advocates Rebrand Rental Registry Under Alias Name And Compare It To Getting A Brake Tag
Proponents of the New Orleans Rental Registry (RR) continue to mislead the public in a desperate attempt to create a RR under an alias or assumed name. The latest scheme is to rebrand the RR ordinance as the “Healthy Homes Ordinance” in an effort to hoodwink the public with yet another false narrative.
You can slap on a new label and change the beat, but they’re still singing the same old song. Skirting the facts and misleading the public may fool some folks, but the scheme to illegally violate a renter’s Constitutional Rights, tax renters through a RR and demonize landlords is the READ MORE>>
NEW ORLEANS RENTAL REGISTRY WILL DESTROY AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Affordable Housing May Cease To Exist In New Orleans As Rents Soar To Fund Misguided Legislation AKA Rental Registry
Armed with misinformation, skewed data and a disregard for the facts, some members of the New Orleans City Council are attempting to resurrect what can only be described as an ignominious debacle aka the Rental Registry (RR). This flawed proposal is at best an embarrassment and disgrace to common sense and the poster child for inept government at its worst. Proponents for the RR are deliberately ignoring existing laws to propose a duplicate layer of municipal codes and ordinances that will drive renters from New Orleans as rents soar to meet the ever increasing fees and compliance cost of this bureaucratic hijacking of renter’s hard-earned dollars. READ MORE>>
IS THE RENTAL REGISTRY A SOCIALIST TOOL?
The Socialist Mindset Views Our U. S. Constitution And The Bill of Rights As The “Doctrines of Devils.”
- Is your home a business to be regulated like any other business?
- What is the difference between our constitutional rights and government privileges?
- Does public safety, health and welfare supersede our individual right of privacy?
- Is socialism the path to full-blow communism? Featured video: Socialism 2015.
- Are our housing laws insufficient to protect tenants?
- Can new laws be enacted that violate existing constitutional laws?
- Is there any standard that all laws must meet before becoming a law?
Our homes are the last vestige of privacy from government intrusion. Our home is a sanctuary and shelter from life’s storms. In the privacy of our home we share our most intimate and precious experiences. For most of us our home is the place where our children were conceived, took their first steps, spoke their first words and embraced our love. Home is where we fall on our knees and cry out to God for peace, strength, wisdom and forgiveness. In times of confusion or uncertainty we retreat to the safety of our homes, lock the door and shut out the world. Our home… READ MORE>>
NEW ORLEANS-METRO AREA RANKS 3rd. AS BEST PLACE FOR RENTERS
Facts And Data Confirm There Is No Need For A Rental Registry!
The Facts Are Undeniable
A recent survey published by the National Association of Realtors measured rental rate increases over the past 5 years among 70 major cities and metro areas. New Orleans-metro area ranked among the best top three cities with rents rising as little as 1.86% per year or 9.33% from 2009 – 2014. New Orleans ranking of 9.33% was 5.71% below the 5-year national median rental rate increase of 15.04%. Cities that enacted a Rental Registry (RR) were among the worst performers, as predicted, with soaring rental rates. … READ MORE>>