A violation-based rental registry that would hold landlords in west Greenville and the Tar River-university neighborhood accountable for problems such as messy yards, loud parties and too many residents living in homes is not dead yet.
Last week, the Greenville City Council received a resolution from its Neighborhood Advisory Board supporting the program as a way to “preserve and strengthen neighborhoods in the city.”
The endorsement was approved on Jan. 17, a month after the council — for the second time in three years — shot down a proposal by District 3 councilwoman Marion Blackburn to inspect and possibly permit rental properties cited for two or more housing violations.
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