housing http://kios.org en Douglas County Health Department focusing on smoke-free housing http://kios.org/post/douglas-county-health-department-focusing-smoke-free-housing <p>The Douglas County Health Department wants 11,000 people to have access to smoke-free housing by the fall of 2014. Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:08:05 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 22253 at http://kios.org Task Force to study solutions to substandard housing, problem landlords http://kios.org/post/task-force-study-solutions-substandard-housing-problem-landlords <p>&nbsp;</p><p>The city of Omaha is forming a task force to study solutions to problem landlords and poor rental housing.</p><p>Kevin Denker, Chief Housing Inspector for the city of Omaha, says his department has 4,000 active complaints they&rsquo;re investigating. Some of those are multiple dwellings in one building. Denker says the <a href="http://www.cityofomaha.org/planning/hcd/home">Housing Division</a> gets about 120 complaints a month. That number rises to 180 in the summer.</p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 19:04:33 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 10149 at http://kios.org