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Omaha officials weigh landlord issues, incentives in debate over TIF

Posted at 9:58 AM, Jan 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-14 10:58:49-05

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha City Council members have delayed granting financial incentives to a developer whose tenants have complained about problems at his other properties.

Our partners at the Omaha World-Herald report that the City Council will revisit Dave Paladino's $285,000 request for tax-increment financing on Jan. 29.

Paladino's former and current tenants allege he didn't properly address faulty appliances in a timely manner. They also allege that he overcharged for damage they say they didn't cause.

Scott Lane is the city's chief housing inspector. He says Paladino has had issues with code-enforcement, but has been responsive to remedy issues.

Paladino says the tenants' complaints were hurtful because he believes he's a reputable businessman.

Paladino aims to renovate two historic apartment buildings in order to provide more affordable housing options.