Nuisance Properties

Story posted November 16, 2014 in News by Greg Surine

The State College nuisance property ordinance is designed to set minimum standards for the condition of rental housing, a market dominated by students attending Penn State University.

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Links to documents and studies cited in the audio report:

  • Greg Koehle's study on crime in State College.
  • Kathleen Powell's study on Mountainside State University town and gown conflicts.
  • Chicago Tribune article stating that student residents drive down housing prices.
  • The State College Borough Nuisance Property Ordinance.
  • State College Nuisance Rental Property violations as of November 2014.