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Missouri senator introduces landlords oversight bill


WASHINGTON (AP) — A senator from Missouri introduced a bill Monday that aims to increase federal oversight of landlords — and identify and punish those who are neglectful — a measure with bipartisan backers spurred by revelations of mold and rodent infestations in Kansas City public housing.

Republican U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley's bill would require the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to create a nationwide database to track contract terminations with landlords due to violations of HUD's Housing Assistance Payments contracts. It would also require public housing authoritie...

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