| by Kenneth Chase | 3 comments

Omaha apartment evacuated: ‘Mice, lice and bugs’


APARTMENT SINCE 9:00 A.M.. ROB: CAMILA, IS THERE STILL
CRIME TAPE UP THERE? REPORTER: THAT’S RIGHT. WHICH MEANS THEY’RE STILL
WORKING THROUGH ALL OF THE
BUILDINGS AND UNITS. PEOPLE HAVE BEEN GETTING READY
TO LEAVE BECAUSE IT SOUNDS LIKE
RIGHT NOW, FOR TODAY, THEY
CANNOT COME BACK. AS OF THIS MORNING, THE CITY
SAID THEY HAD ALREADY FOUND
SEVERAL ISSUES.>>WE HAVE HAD KNOWLEDGE OF
POSSIBLE PROBLEMS WITH THIS
PLACE FOR ABOUT A MONTH OR TWO. WE HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY
VIOLATIONS FORMALLY AREA
REPORTER: THAT IS, UNTIL THE
LAST FEW DAYS, WHEN CITY
OFFICIALS SAY THEY GOT MORE TH
90 CODE VIOLATION COMPLAINTS, ONE FROM NEARLY EVERY UNIT IN
THIS 13 BUILDING COMPLEX,
PROMPTING A LARGE-SCALE
INVESTIGATION.>>THERE ARE SIGNS OF FILTH. THERE ARE SIGNS OF BUGS. THERE ARE SIGNS OF FOREMAN —
BIRMAN. — VERMIN. REPORTER: FIREFIGHTERS AND MUD
CREWS, FIRST MAKING SURE IT’S
EVEN SAFE FOR INSPECTORS TO GO
INSIDE SOME OF THE UNITS, CHIEF
HOUSING INSPECTOR SCOTT LANE
SAID THEY ALSO FOUND PARTIALLY COLLAPSED CEILINGS, MECHANICAL,
PLUMBING AND BASIC SECURITY
ISSUES.>>SOME DOORS ARE NOT ABLE TO BE
SECURED. REPORTER: I SPOKE WITH THE
LANDLORD, KAY ANDERSON, WHO SAYS
ONE ANGRY TENANT IS BEHIND ALL
OF THE COMPLAINTS.>>THEY DO NOT KNOW HOW TO SOLVE
PROBLEMS APPARENTLY WITHOUT
BULLYING THE LANDLORD. REPORTER: ANDERSON SAYS THEY’RE
INUNDATED WITH WORK ORDERS, AND
WHEN ASKED ABOUT A TENANT WHO’S
AIR CONDITIONER WENT OUT.>>YOU WILL NOT NEED AN AIR
CONDITIONER UNTIL NEXT SPRING. I HAVE GOT FAR MORE IMPORTANT
ISSUES TO DEAL WITH. REPORTER: THE CITY
ADMINISTRATORS SAY THEY ARE
GOING TO BEGINNING A LIST OF ALL
THE REPAIRS THAT NEED TO BE DONE
HERE TO THE LANDLORD AND HE HAS
30 DAYS TO GET THEM DONE. IT WILL THEN COME BACK AND DO
ANOTHER INSPECTION. IF HE HAS A GOOD START, THEY MAY
BE ABLE TO GIVE HIM AN EXTENSION
OF TIME. BUT HE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR
GETTING THOSE REPAIRS DONE. CITY ADMINISTRATOR SAID THAT
THEY DO NOT PLAN ON ARRESTING
HIM TODAY. REPORTING LIVE NEA

3 Comments

Aj Hill

Sep 9, 2018, 1:03 am Reply

Chump

Purple Ash

May 5, 2019, 5:28 am Reply

That’s sad. Slumlord at its best. Bully the landlord, yeah right. Do your job right and no one would have to bully you.

TheApocalypse448

Aug 8, 2019, 11:58 pm Reply

This is the same guy a while back that was cited for the same issues

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