Photo: Tampa boarding house residents evicted to accomodate Frozen Four fans
The Florida State Attorney General Pam Bondi issued a warning Monday afternoon, directed at local Tampa landlords. In the written directive, the AG warned that temporarily sub-leasing apartments by evicting housing residents was a violation of Florida state fair housing laws.
The story was broken by the Tampa Tribune, Tenants Report Mistreatment to Housing Authorities. One tenant, Jimmy Henderson, said his landlord evicted him from his apartment and subleased it to visiting North Dakota Hockey fans.
Photo: Mr. Henderson stated, “I was thrown out of my place – all I have to show for it is this T-shirt.”
Other tenants in the Tampa area had reported similar abuses. With the rapid decline in oil prices and revenue plaguing North Dakota , the large fan base is seeking cost effective housing options for the Frozen Four.