Tenants demand transfer of building after violations, ‘unlivable conditions’

Tenants of a University Heights building are demanding the ownership of their building be transferred due to "unlivable conditions."

News 12 Staff

Feb 20, 2020, 10:16 PM

Updated 1,554 days ago

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Tenants of a University Heights building are demanding the ownership of their building be transferred due to "unlivable conditions."
With over 200 open violations and over $12 million in unpaid taxes, the tenants at 2201 and 2205 Davidson avenue are calling on the landlords to give the building up. This is according to the city's Department of Housing Preservation and Development.
Aside from the rats, tenants living in the building say there is dangerous lead paint in their apartments, mold, and leaks among other issues. They say they are trying to do anything they can to get help, but management gets upset.
"The city must start the foreclosure of 2201 Davidson and transfer the building to former responsible ownership through the third-party program," said a resident.
The city's third-party program is currently frozen, but the tenants believe that it is the only way to keep it affordable and livable.
News 12 has reached out to the management company for a statement but has not heard back yet. News 12 has also reached out to the city on why the transfer program is frozen and has not heard back yet.


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