Rental housing issues come to a head in Cedar Falls
The result is a lot of noise with a few shared notes piercing through, but passionate disagreement about how — if at all those notes ought to be strung together.
That’s what happens when you ask what the word “rental” means in Cedar Falls these days. Are rental properties good or bad? What should be done about them? What shouldn’t? The discord raised by those questions is loud and pervasive.
The role of conductor has fallen to the City Council. When city residents complained of the shabby appearances of rental houses, the council ordered the police department to ratchet up property-related code enforcement.
The council then passed a moratorium, banning any new single-family home rentals for six months in certain parts of the city. banning any new single-family rentals.
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