State College Landlord Fights Rental Ordinance Change

In a guest column written for, local landlord Doris Myers discussed a recent report published by the State College borough recommending that rental occupancy limits be decreased from three to two residents in rental houses due to issues with student tenants.

Myers says that rather than the borough creating new laws that outright discriminate against students, property owners should economically account for destructive and prohibited activities through tougher leases. She also points out that by lowering the amount of occupants allowed in a rental from three to two, the Borough Council would be taking already limited living space away from students.

The column is worth a read. What kind of policy changes or programs do you think are needed in the State College rental market?

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Tom Kent

I was born in Virginia Beach, raised in Westfield, NJ, went to college at Penn State, moved to Miami, FL. Peruvian on mom's side and English on my Dad's. I'm a Journalism major and Political Science minor. I do not currently own any reptiles.


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