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Mon Apr 8, 2019, 02:46 AM

Arkansas: The Worst Place to Rent in America



Arkansas is one of the worst places to be a renter in America. It is the only state in the US where tenants are treated as criminals for paying rent late and landlords are not required by law to maintain their properties. Its failure-to-vacate law lets landlords give tenants a 10-day eviction notice if they are even one day overdue. Tenants who can't or won't leave within that span face fines for every day they remain on the property and up to 90 days in jail.

This is scandalous. It should be illegal.

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rpannier Apr 2019 OP
exboyfil Apr 2019 #1
rpannier Apr 2019 #2
KY_EnviroGuy Apr 2019 #3
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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2019, 03:12 AM

1. Here is an updated story

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 8, 2019, 03:13 AM

2. Yeah. I saw it in Arkansasonline

I checked to see if it was still in practice before I posted
Thanks for the katv link

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2019, 04:27 AM

3. Typical right-wing treatment of people with no voice into government.

We see it happening often to poor folks having legal or financial problems, those in jail and sick or disabled people. Many of these issues wind up costing people their jobs and they fall into utter despair.

Republicans apparently see this treatment of fellow humans as morally just, per their prosperity gospel.

This is not making American great......

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2019, 07:13 AM

4. It wasn't too long ago when they restricted who could own land

and people who don't have the privilege of land ownership and treated badly by those who do. It's been a classic story throughout history, but it's a bit more recent in some places.

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