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Charges filed against Yale Park Apartments landlord

Posted at 5:36 PM, Feb 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-05 09:59:37-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The city attorney's office confirms it filed 100 charges against Kay Anderson, the owner of Yale Park Apartments.

All of them are misdemeanors and each count carries a $500 fine, six months in jail, or both.

Anderson had until Monday to turn himself in otherwise the city prosecutor would issue a warrant for his arrest.

The city condemned Yale Park Apartments at 33rd and Lake in September.
After city officials inspected 100 units, they discovered life-threatening issues.

Inspectors documented 2,000 violations that included unsanitary living conditions, gas leaks, electrical problems, bed bugs, mold and mice.
The city says the 500 tenants, who were refugees, relocated to new housing.

Anderson told the city that he is out of town until February 4.

Anderson had 30 days following the September inspection to make repairs to the apartment. City ordinance allowed for a 30-day extension, which was granted to Anderson.

He then received an additional 30-day extension, which expired in mid-January. As of January 25th, the city says Anderson had not applied for any permits to make repairs.

Chief Housing Inspector Scott Lane estimates repairs at Yale Park will cost $2 million to bring the apartments up to code.