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Resource ID: #16811
Subject: Housing
Source: Herald-Leader (Lexington, Ky.)
Date: 2024-04-17



"... the Herald-Leader examined Lexington's unsafe low-rent housing, the lucrative industry behind it and the government regulators who not only allowed it to thrive, but took part in running it. Reporters... found houses with no running water, houses with plumbing so fouled up that sewage backed up into the bathtubs, houses with unsafe wiring and houses with unsound floors.They also found that several staff members of the Lexington Division of Code Enforcement, who were supposed to be holding landlords accountable for meeting safety codes, had become landlords themselves -- landlords with houses that violated the very codes they were charged with enforcing."

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