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Study: Houston apartment safety measures 'flawed'


February 8, 2018

HOUSTON (AP) — A report by the University of Texas School of Law has found that Houston's programs designed to ensure apartment safety are "flawed, fractured and improperly managed."

The Houston Chronicle reports that the 16-month study released Tuesday is called "Out of Order: Houston's Dangerous Apartment Epidemic." The report looks at the city's regulation of apartment complexes and enforcement procedures.

The study found that more than a quarter of the approximately 4,000 apartment complexes subject to inspection by Houston Public Works lack certificates of occupancy. Findings also sh...

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