St. Norbert city councillor Janice Lukes says she wants to see a new licensing model brought in to put a halt to overcrowded rooming houses around the University of Manitoba.
Lukes tells 680 CJOB News these rooming houses can be dangerous for those who live there.
She points to the case of a landlord in Fort Richmond who crammed 14 beds into a 13 hundred square foot house at Pembina Highway and Thatcher Drive.
The home was shut down by the fire inspector but the landlord appealed the decision to City Hall and asked the home be re-opened.
His appeal was turned down.
Lukes says there is a shortage of affordable housing around the U of M and as a result the number of illegal rooming houses continue to pop up.
She believes there are some 144 homes that are assumed to be overcrowded rental properties and landlords can face hefty fines for violating fire bylaws.
A committee at City Hall will meet on the issue Tuesday and Lukes is planning a landlord information meeting next month.