Nima Kulkarni
Representative | Louisville, KY

Equity Initiative: Representative Nima Kulkarni Introduces New Legislation to Advance Tenant Protections

Idea Category: Equity & Opportunity, Housing

Kentucky Representative Nima Kulkarni introduced three bills to enhance tenant protections. Responding to housing issues exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Kulkarni introduced bills HB 159 that would expunge any history of eviction from a tenants’ record after one year, HB 160 that would require landlords to keep tenants’ possessions 21 days after an eviction, and HB 152 that would revise a 1970 law known as the Uniform Residential Landlord Tenant Act (URLTRA) and would establish consistent rules throughout the state for tenants and landlords. Kulkarni believes that the current version of URLTRA focuses on protecting landlords over tenants, an issue that was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. “We saw this narrative kind of brought up during the pandemic of you know, landlords versus tenants. And that’s not really how this works,” said Kulkarni. “Landlords need tenants, tenants need landlords, everybody has a duty of care to each other.”

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Idea Category: Defending Democracy | Funding Source: ARP

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