Bob Buckhorn
Former Mayor | Tampa, FL

Landlord Training

Idea Category: Smart Government


Like in many cities after the recession, more housing units within the City of Tampa became rental properties, instead of owner-occupied. This resulted in an increasing number of code violations, including illegal dumping and other problems.


In the Fall of 2013, the City of Tampa launched the Landlord Training program to educate property managers and landlords about the city’s code of ordinances, how to keep properties safe, and how to navigate city procedures. The program’s goal is to help prevent code violations in the City’s rental communities.

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Mayor’s Neighborhood University

Idea Category: Smart Government | Funding Source: ARP