Deficient Dwellings

Inferior housing is a key factor for why the poor pay more for energy in Gainesville, including rental properties with appliances so old or inefficient that utility bills can rival the rent. As low-income residents struggle to pay their electric bills, and the city strives to conserve energy, should basic efficiency become a minimum standard for rentals?

PART 1:

The High Costs of Renting

When the landlord isn’t worried about the cost of utilities, renters pay.
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PART 2:

How Much Should Landlords Do?

As low-income residents struggle to pay their electric bills and the city strives to conserve energy, should basic efficiency become a minimum standard for rentals?​
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