boarding homes http://tpr.org en Boarding Home Shutting Down In Settlement Case http://tpr.org/post/boarding-home-shutting-down-settlement-case <p>A boarding home owner is settling out of court with the city to repair a home with dozens of code compliance problems.</p><p>The home is in the 1100 block of Pasadena, just off Blanco, north of downtown.</p><p>Matt, the home's maintenance man, is frustrated. He has paid to take care of this boarding home and the residents. He needs the tools to do his job but hasn't gotten them. The grass has never been this high, he said.</p><p>Matt spoke from just inside the gate of the home, which had a "Private Property" and "No Trespassing" sign on it.</p><p>R. LOYD: "Is it nice inside?"</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:04:52 +0000 Ryan Loyd 33925 at http://tpr.org Boarding Home Shutting Down In Settlement Case Code Enforcement Spreading The Word About Boarding Home Ordinance http://tpr.org/post/code-enforcement-spreading-word-about-boarding-home-ordinance <p>The city's new boarding home ordinance is now in place and has been well publicized, but code enforcement officers like Jenny Ramirez are making the rounds to neighborhood associations to make sure everyone knows the rules.</p><p>"Today what I really, really wanted to do is focus on giving you a really good concise definition of what we adopted as far as our boarding home ordinance," she said.</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:32:21 +0000 Ryan Loyd 7875 at http://tpr.org Code Enforcement Spreading The Word About Boarding Home Ordinance New Boarding Home Ordinances Go Into Effect March 1 http://tpr.org/post/new-boarding-home-ordinances-go-effect-march-1 <p>Owners who register by March 1 will have until Jan. 1 of 2014 to install the required fire sprinkler system, but those who register after March 1 will have only 30 days from the date they register to meet all the stipulations of the ordinance.</p><p>After safety concerns about boarding homes reached the city council <a href="http://tpr.org/post/boarding-home-tragedy-strengthens-city-code">following last year's deadly fire</a>, leaders began drafting tighter restrictions on the inspection of boarding homes throughout the city.</p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 18:55:00 +0000 Ryan Loyd 6622 at http://tpr.org New Boarding Home Ordinances Go Into Effect March 1 Boarding Home Tragedy Strengthens City Code http://tpr.org/post/boarding-home-tragedy-strengthens-city-code <p>City leaders began working on updating city code following the Aug. 15 fire that claimed the lives of four men at a boarding home located at 309 W. Norwood Ct.</p><p>On Thursday, city council members approved the ordinance that establishes a yearly boarding home registration and inspection program for the safety of residents.</p><p>Often times residents in boarding homes are elderly or disabled. City leaders believe new regulations will increase their quality of life and survivability in worst-case scenarios.</p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 15:16:30 +0000 Ryan Loyd 3331 at http://tpr.org Boarding Home Tragedy Strengthens City Code