The city of DeKalb continues to set up a new safe housing program. The effort is aimed at reducing blight and crime in the community. However, local landlords are voicing frustration over how the effort will be funded.
The DeKalb City Council will once again discuss adding a yearly registration fee for landlords. DeKalb City Manager Mark Biernacki proposed the "Housing Registration and Inspection Bureau" because, he says, there are growing concerns of crime in some areas of the city. Not all landlords agree they should be lumped in with that characterization.