TOO MANY RENTAL UNITS CAN ATTRACT PROBLEMS




It was about a half-filled auditorium last night at St. Clair County Community College as the Port Huron City Council held a Housing Summit to find the solutions and address the problems of too many rental units, crime and drugs, and social programs that tend to attract undesirables.  City Manager Bruce Brown says along with the other challenges facing the city, housing and rental units are indeed at the heart of the problem. Mayor Pauline Repp says, some of the solutions will undoubtedly come with a price tag, which is especially challenging in the face of shrinking revenue for local governments and municipalities. She says tougher ordinances and stepped up law enforcement and patrols may be part of the solution, but there may also come a day that unpopular decisions on social programs will have to be made, and that will take leadership. Brown says, the suggestions made at the Summit last night will be put into an action plan that will be presented to the City Council for implementation.
 

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