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St. Pete council votes to explore declaring an affordable housing state of emergency

As leaders in our region look for innovative ways to address the Tampa Bay region's affordable housing crisis, St Pete’s City Council took an unexpected step Thursday. The council voted 6-1 to have its staff look into the idea of declaring a housing state of emergency which would clear the way for rate control or even a freeze on raising rents for up to a year. MORE: NEW TO OUR CHANNEL? Hi! We’re 10 Tampa Bay, the CBS affiliate serving the Tampa Bay area. Our team works hard to consider context, pursue connections and identify the trends that shape our worlds. We believe you deserve a return on your invested attention and a reward for your curiosity. And so, we offer storytelling that delves deeper, beyond the noise and confusion, so that you can feel informed, prepared, and connected. OUR SOCIAL MEDIA: FACEBOOK: TWITTER: INSTAGRAM: NEWS TIPS: Online: Phone: 727-577-1010 Email:
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