Leaders in South Bend pressure management to fix problems at Miami Hills
SOUTH BEND, Ind.-- Residents of the Miami Hills apartment complex and leaders in the community came together on Friday to express their concerns about the living conditions in the building.
Those conditions included mold, mushrooms growing in walls and loose wiring.
A coalition of community members, activists and advocates joined the 5th District Councilman Jake Teska in a press conference addressing the conditions.
“We can levy fines, but again the ownership and management has been reluctant to, not reluctant they haven’t contacted us at all. We haven’t been able to get in touch with them at all. So what we have to do is hit them where it hurts and that’s in the pocket book,” Teshka said.
This issue was brought to the City’s attention and they have been trying to fix the situation with the help of Code Enforcement.
Housing and Urban Development for the city is now involved along with Indiana Representative Jackie Walorski.