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The Pioneer Press 3-part special report investigates "chronic problem properties" and the effect they have on the Twin Cities. "At the heart of the issue is a badly broken system, rife with legal loopholes, spotty enforcement and too few penalties for lawbreakers." The newspaper found that "more than 6,400 properties in St. Paul and another 22,000 in Minneapolis have failed to comply with housing codes for two years or longer," inspectors are unwilling to crack down on the offenders and "a small group of landlords account for a disproportionate number of complaints."
Tags: CAR; housing; Minnesota; properties; landlords; St. Paul; Code Enforcement Unit; Minneapolis Inspections Department; PACT; People Aligning Communities Together; HUD; Housing and Urban Development; eyesores; trash; property values; HUD