Minneapolis Faces Lawsuit for Failing to Crack Down on Landlords

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Published on October 25, 2023 - Duration: 01:31s

Minneapolis Faces Lawsuit for Failing to Crack Down on Landlords

Minneapolis Faces Lawsuit for Failing to , Crack Down on Landlords.

'The Independent' reports that Minneapolis is the target of a lawsuit accusing the city of "discrimination by lax housing code enforcement." .

The lawsuit, filed October 25, claims that landlords in parts of the city with high populations of people of color face few consequences for letting properties fall into disrepair.

Despite the issues with predatory landlords in north Minneapolis being widely known, the City of Minneapolis has consistently failed to take action, Lawsuit against Minneapolis, via 'The Independent'.

'The Independent' reports that plaintiffs include tenants who accuse the city of failing to crack down on landlords who ignore complaints of lead paint, electrical problems and mold.

According to Ben Kappelman, an attorney representing the plaintiffs, the Minnesota attorney general has taken action against landlords with hundreds of code violations in the past.

Rather than waiting for the attorney general to go after the really bad actors, you’ve got to stop these people from amassing all those violations in the first place, Kappelman, attorney representing the plaintiffs, via 'The Independent'.

Rather than waiting for the attorney general to go after the really bad actors, you’ve got to stop these people from amassing all those violations in the first place, Kappelman, attorney representing the plaintiffs, via 'The Independent'.

One postal worker claims the city failed to respond to numerous complaints about violations found along his mail route.

The postal worker reportedly complained about homes that lacked doorknobs, garbage-strewn lawns and collapsing stairs.

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'The Independent' reports that the postal worker alleges that his complaints were closed out by the city, despite no action being taken to address the violations.

The lawsuit against Minneapolis seeks to force the city to assign more inspectors to areas where residents' repeated complaints have been ignored by landlords for years


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