Renter's Guide to the "Blight Bill"
As a result of resident feedback, Ordinance 19-026 has been revised. Download the revised ordinance here.
In the revised version, there are no code violation fines for renters and no fines for renters for not letting a code inspector into your house. Find the definition of who can get fines for housing code violations here.
But Ordinance 19-026 needs work!
More than 150 people said their concerns at the public hearing on May 29th, but the Committee voted 2-1 to pass the ordinance for a full council vote without any further changes.
Instead of proposed "Blight Bill" Ordinance 19-026, Wilmington needs a balanced set of policies to improve housing and stabilize neighborhoods. Find more information on better alternatives here: Code Reform that Works
Call City Council at (302) 576-2140 and Ask Them to Vote NO on Ordinance 19-026 (Agenda Item #4654) and ask for the community to be involved in creating a balanced set of policies to improve housing and strengthen neighborhoods!