State Rep. Moed advocates for residents of troubled Southside apartment complex
INDIANAPOLIS – In light of recent news of two troubled Indianapolis apartments, State Rep. Justin Moed (D-Indianapolis) urged Attorney General Todd Rokita to take immediate action for the hundreds of tenants living at Lakeside Pointe and Fox Club complexes. Citizens Energy sent a notice to the owner of the properties warning that a large unpaid balance could result in the disconnection of water services come August.
“The news coming out of Lakeside Pointe and the Fox Club apartments is troubling,” Moed said. “First and foremost, we need to make sure the residents at these two apartment complexes have access to safe and sanitary living conditions. I join my colleagues in urging the Attorney General to investigate and take immediate action for the tenants at both buildings.”
Moed is also requesting the Attorney General’s office look into potential misuse of federal, state and local relief dollars. To help with economic recovery amid a global pandemic, multiple stimulus packages were passed at the federal level to help businesses like Aloft Management, which operates both Lakeside Pointe and Fox Club apartments.
“I’m also requesting an investigation into the possible misuse of stimulus dollars,” Moed added. “Taxpayer dollars should be used for the building of better communities. If Aloft Management received federal stimulus monies and neglected to make critical utilities payments they should be held accountable.”
Moed plans to remain vigilant in holding negligent landlords like Aloft Management accountable and ensure a viable solution for all residents.
Read the full letter below:
July 12, 2021
The Honorable Todd Rokita
200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Dear Attorney General Rokita:
I am writing today to urge you to expand your ongoing investigation and take immediate action for the hundreds of tenants living at the Fox Club and Lakeside Point apartment complexes. Residents of these properties have communicated that they are currently trapped in unacceptable living conditions. Recently, Citizens Energy sent a notice to the owner of the properties warning that a large unpaid balance could result in the disconnection of water services come August.
First and foremost, we need to ensure that the residents at these two apartment complexes have access to safe and sanitary living conditions. Therefore, I ask that you work to have both properties placed into receivership. If the current owner cannot fulfill their legal obligations, the properties must be transferred to a new owner that has the ability to repair them.
Furthermore, in an effort to provide rental relief assistance for tenants and property owners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, various governmental entities enacted relief packages. If the property management company received any COVID-19 relief and rental assistance monies yet still neglected to make critical utilities payments, they should be held accountable. Therefore, I am also requesting that your office look into a potential misuse of federal, state and local relief dollars.
The residents who reside at these properties simply deserve better. It is vital that there be both accountability and access to safe and sanitary living conditions. Thank you in advance for your thoughtful consideration.
House District 97