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caption: Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant is spearheading a proposal concerning 'slumlord' properties in Seattle.
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Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant is spearheading a proposal concerning 'slumlord' properties in Seattle.
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Seattle may ban rent increases in 'slumlord' buildings

Kim Malcolm speaks with Xochitl Maykovich, an organizer with the Washington Community Action Network, about a Seattle City Council proposal that would make it illegal for landlords to raise rents in buildings that don't meet basic maintenance standards.

Malcolm also speaks with Roger Valdez, executive director of Smart Growth Seattle.