A full scale housing inspection is underway at the Yale Park Apartments in north Omaha. Mayor Jean Stothert says this after they received nearly 100 code complaints from those who live there since last Friday.
Stothert says, “There are 100 units. The owner occupies two. That leaves 98 for residents and they are full. Out of those 98 we have received 96 formal complaints.” Those complaints were made in the last six days.
City Housing Inspector Scott Lane says those complaints range from bed bugs to mice, gas leaks, water leaks, ceilings caving in and holes in the roof. There have also been complaints about litter, weeds and no air conditioning.
500 people live in the complex and many are refugees from Myanmar. 170 of those residents are children.
Housing inspectors, mechanics, electricians, plumbers and Omaha Fire Department inspectors are at the complex at 34th and Lake Street today. The City of Omaha is making arrangements to provide shelter to the residents that will be displaced.