San Jose Program Holds Landlords Accountable for Buildings, Tenants

By Peggy Bunker
|  Friday, Jun 13, 2014  |  Updated 3:56 AM PDT
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Landlords in San Jose are feeling the pressure to keep their buildings up and bad tenants out. It's all part of a South Bay housing program that is helping shape up neighborhoods across the country. Peggy Bunker reports.

Landlords in San Jose are feeling the pressure to keep their buildings up and bad tenants out. It's all part of a South Bay housing program that is helping shape up neighborhoods across the country. Peggy Bunker reports.

Landlords in San Jose are feeling the pressure to keep their buildings up and bad tenants out.

It's all part of a South Bay housing program that is helping shape up neighborhoods across the country.

The program helped Chris Tulin of the College Park Neighborhood Association.

Tulin, who lives in a nice San Jose neighborhood, was asked by her neighbors to help deal with a nearby apartment that stood out.

"There's obviously drugs being dealt there and we're afraid," Tulin said, adding there have been many police calls to the area.

Tulin sought help and discovered San Jose's Responsible Landlord Engagement Initiative, or RLEI, and applied for the program's assistance in dealing with the owner of the building, who was letting the building deteriorate and allegedly renting to drug dealers.

See how the program helped Tulin in Peggy Bunker's video report above.

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