Florida Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio said this week that they will introduce a bill in the Senate that would “hold slumlords of low-income public housing accountable for poor conditions,” reports HousingWire staffer Ben Lane.

The bill, known as the “Housing Accountability Act of 2016” would, among other things, require the Department of Housing and Urban Development to survey tenants living in subsidized housing twice a year about property conditions and management performance, and create new penalties for property owners who “repeatedly fail the tenant surveys.”

The Florida senators say that the bill is in response to the “deplorable” living conditions discovered in several federally subsidized housing developments in Florida, such as Eureka Gardens in Jacksonville, Windsor Cove Apartments in Orlando, and Stonybrook Apartments in Riviera Beach.

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