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Wakulla County landlord looking to county for help after ordinance calls for tenants' removal

Landlord wants revisions to outdated ordinance
Posted at 12:48 AM, Apr 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 15:01:54-04

WAKULLA COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — A Wakulla County landlord is being told to put one of their three tenants out, even in this time of crisis.

Renee Miller is the director of City Walk Urban Mission, but spoke to ABC 27 as a landlord in Wakulla County.

She says this isn't her first county citation about her home, which gives people a place to stay while getting back on their feet.

Miller says, according to the the county Planning and Zoning Department, she is violating a local ordinance that prohibits three people who are not related to stay in a single family dwelling.

"Three people in a three bedroom home is not ridiculous and so we're in the middle of this crisis, other shelters are shutting down. Group homes are shutting down... there is no place to go," said Miller.

Miller is scheduled to appeal this to county code enforcement in May.

ABC 27 reached out to county commissioners about the ordinance. Those who answered had no comment.