Cincinnati Safe Student Housing website launched Wednesday - Toledo News Now, News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Safe Housing list aims to improve safety of rental housing for students

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

A new program is aimed at improving the safety of rental housing for college students.

The new Cincinnati Safe Student Housing website lists apartment and rental homes that have passed a safety inspection by the Cincinnati Fire Department.

The program was launched in the memory of several Cincinnati college students who lost their lives in off-campus fires.

Landlords can volunteer to have their property inspected by Cincinnati Fire Department personnel, free of charge, to see if it meets fire code standards and then be added to the Safe Housing List. The list will be linked on local university websites.

More than 245 units have been inspected since the beginning of July.

Two city council members have also proposed an ordinance that would require photoelectric smoke detectors inside all Cincinnati rental properties.

Visit www.cincinnatisafestudenthousing.com for tenant/landlord inspection checklists, fire safety tips downloadable fliers and more.

Copyright 2013 WXIX. All rights reserved.

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • Family of missing man pleads for those with information to come forward

    Family of missing man pleads for those with information to come forward

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 4:28 PM EDT2017-10-17 20:28:43 GMT
    Alvin Darrow Jr. (Source: Cheryl Bonk)Alvin Darrow Jr. (Source: Cheryl Bonk)

    A Toledo family is fearing the worst after a 64-year-old man vanished in July.

    More >>

    A Toledo family is fearing the worst after a 64-year-old man vanished in July.

    More >>
  • BGSU, Ohio's Treasurer teach high school students financial lessons

    BGSU, Ohio's Treasurer teach high school students financial lessons

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 4:19 PM EDT2017-10-17 20:19:34 GMT
    (Source: AP Images)(Source: AP Images)

    Local credit unions partnered with Bowling Green State University and Ohio's Treasurer to help set young people on the right financial path. 

    More >>

    Local credit unions partnered with Bowling Green State University and Ohio's Treasurer to help set young people on the right financial path. 

    More >>
  • Toledo motorcycle cop crashes after chase

    Toledo motorcycle cop crashes after chase

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 4:15 PM EDT2017-10-17 20:15:13 GMT

    A Toledo Motorcycle cop was injured in an after a chase Tuesday afternoon on Monroe Street. Police on scene said the officer saw a person driving recklessly and began to chase the driver. 

    More >>

    A Toledo Motorcycle cop was injured in an after a chase Tuesday afternoon on Monroe Street. Police on scene said the officer saw a person driving recklessly and began to chase the driver. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly