CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – Described law enforcement calls and gunfire have prompted quite a few groups to urge the Town to ban landlord Charles Davisson from staying ready to lease out houses.

Wellington Heights Community Affiliation, Moundview Community Affiliation, Bever Park Neighborhood Association, and Advocates for Social Justice each and every sent a formal letter to City Officers requesting that they revoke the landlord organization license for Home Holders Ltd and any other entity linked with Charles Davisson.

The companies cite various conditions in which attributes of his have come to be labeled as nuisance homes inside of the City. They accuse Davisson of becoming “unfit to deal with his qualities as he is either unwilling or not able to foster balanced and risk-free residing environments for his tenants.”

The most notable case in point of this is that of the assets on 2307 Bever Ave SE, which reportedly produced about 800 calls for company to CRPD in 2020-2021. The household was in change labeled a nuisance residence by the Metropolis of Cedar Rapids. Viewers may possibly don’t forget the house was the place of a police investigation immediately after racial slurs were noticed spray-painted on the aspect of the developing in 2021.

The companies say that the tenants that were dwelling on that Bever Ave assets were then moved to a assets on 1748 C Ave, which a lot less than a calendar year afterwards, is now also categorized as a nuisance house.

In accordance to the Wellington Heights Community Association, “…There have been multiple instances of individuals affiliated with the property becoming caught shooting weapons in the community and also possessing weapons that they had been not legally allowed to have. There have also been experiences of photographs getting fired from the home at 1748 C Ave NE indiscriminately into the community and in all of this Mr. Davisson has not been inclined to discontinue renting to this team of tenants…”

Bever Park Community Association in their letter cited other homes remaining “flipped” by the operator, in methods that have brought concerns of building with no permits, laborers not becoming compensated, and personnel destroying function in response to not staying paid.

The corporations say that Davisson has proven a sample of staying unable to handle tenants and avoid qualities from becoming nuisance homes.

The Town issued the subsequent assertion in reaction to the letters:

“…We consider the concerns of the neighborhoods critically and, at the very same time, should present because of system to all impacted get-togethers. I have faith in that you, and other folks, realize that we will need to effectively approach, appraise and utilize any conclusions in a reasonable and neutral manner in accordance with our Housing Code. We are fully commited to executing that…”

You can read through letters sent by the companies here:

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