Minneapolis low-rent landlord says city has ‘Curb Fetish appeal’

A well known low rent landlord from North Minneapolis has filed a complaint against the city of being “obsessed with curb appeal” and wanting the north side to look like linden hills”

Mahmood Khan, 62, complained to the U.S Dept of Housing and Urban Development alleging city officials do not promote affordable housing but try to eliminate it.

Khan has 63 low income residential units at 43 rental properties. His complaint is that city is looking to remove rental dwelling licences and “force into the street and into an impossible rental market some 350 racial minorities and disabled persons”.

On February 19 the city left notices on Khan’s residents’ doors and they recieved letters that landlord no longer eligible to hold rental licences.

Khan told the Star Tribune in February that he has spent $1 million renovating his properties and is rehabbing homes in many cases over 100 years old. Some of his tenants skip paying rent also make repair calls difficult by not granting access. He planned to appeal the city’s action he said at the time.

James Heiberg Khan’s attorney said that “City officials are obsessed with curb appeal and beautification and this fetish comes at the expense of affordable housing for minorities, disabled persons and other protected class members “. He said, “Minneapolis officials want the north side to look like Linden Hill, and immediately as if several decades of neglect and opression can be reversed or erased by scapegoating low-rent landlords.”… MORE

Market
18,162.99
+121.45 (0.67%)
52.06
+0.13 (0.25%)
2,123.48
+19.28 (0.92%)
Weather
blank
US Locations:
International Locations:  
Minneapolis, MN
accuweather adv logo
Current Conditions
curIcon
63°F
RealFeel®: 63°F
Humidity: 75%
Dew Point: 55°F
Cloud Cover: 25%
Visibility: 9 Miles
AccuWeather.com 5-Day Forecast
Thursday
weather storm
HI: 82°F
LO: 63°F
Friday
HI: 69°F
LO: 50°F
Saturday
dayImg
HI: 65°F
LO: 45°F
Sunday
02
HI: 66°F
LO: 49°F
Monday
dayImg
HI: 72°F
LO: 59°F
AccuWeather.com Map Center
State Radar
thumb160
Enlarge | Loop
Local Radar
KMSP Radar Enlarge | Loop
State Satellite
thumb160
Enlarge | Loop
More from AccuWeather.com...
AccuWeather.com Video

hosted video
video icon National Forecast
AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center
get the latest tropical newsGet the latest tropical news from the source you trust - the AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center
Active Storms

Atlantic
There is no activity at this time

E. Pacific
There is no activity at this time
AccuWeather.com Severe Weather
Are you under the gun for severe weather? When is that storm going to impact your town? Find out at the AccuWeather.com Severe Weather Center. Check out the severe weather risk in your area, view current watches and warnings and read severe weather discussions written by our highly trained meteorologists! Click here to view severe weather in your area.

HEADLINES

Wild goalkeeper Josh Harding expected to retire after complications from multiple sclerosis

Nikko Villanueva - 4E Sports Contributor

Minnesota, MN, United States (4E Sports) - It seems the curtain will be closing for Minnesota Wild goalkeeper Josh Harding who is expected to retire due to complications from multiple sclerosis.

Harding's current three-year, $5.7 million deal...MORE

Eduardo Escobar key two-run single helps Twins edge As

Fitzgerald Cecilio - 4E Sports Reporter

Minneapolis, MN, United States (4E Sports) - Eduardo Escobar hit the go-ahead two-run single in the fifth to carry the Minnesota Twins to a 6-5 triumph over the Oakland A's in the finale of a four-game set Thursday...MORE

Buildings to be Purchased by Somali Group to create community centre in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS:- A 24,000 square foot building will be purchased by a Somali organisation for a Somali community center in Minneapolis in the future. The purchase agreement for the new centre was announced on Tuesday in Minnesota by the Confederation of Somali Community. Mohamud Noor,...MORE

North Minneapolis sees Suburbanites flock to it for drugs.

Edina, Eden Prairie, and the Golden Valley are places from where people flock to the crime ridden areas of North Minneapolis in order to buy drugs. Cash is traded for cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamines and then they leave. An analysis by the Star tribune...MORE

 
appdevempire

SPORTS

Minnesota Wild goalkeeper Josh Harding expected to retire after suffering complications from multiple sclerosis.
Wild goalkeeper Josh Harding expected to retire after complications from multiple sclerosis

Nikko Villanueva - 4E Sports Contributor

Minnesota, MN, United States (4E Sports) - It seems the curtain will be closing for Minnesota Wild goalkeeper Josh Harding who is expected to retire due to complications from multiple sclerosis.

Harding's current three-year, $5.7 million deal...MORE

 

Politics

The White House summit will dicuss extremism but will not focus on ISIS.
White House Summit will not focus on ISIS but will talk abot violent extremism

Nikko Villanueva - 4E Sports Contributor

Minnesota, MN, United States (4E Sports) - It seems the curtain will be closing for Minnesota Wild goalkeeper Josh Harding who is expected to retire due to complications from multiple sclerosis.

Harding's current three-year, $5.7 million deal...MORE

 

Business

Nextel-mexico-acquired-by-AT&T
AT&T Inc. acquires Nextel Mexico for $1.88B

Nikko Villanueva - 4E Sports Contributor

Minnesota, MN, United States (4E Sports) - It seems the curtain will be closing for Minnesota Wild goalkeeper Josh Harding who is expected to retire due to complications from multiple sclerosis.

Harding's current three-year, $5.7 million deal...MORE

 

Entertainment

MilaKunis
Hollywood Actress Mila Kunis reveals the she and husband Have Both Kissed

Nikko Villanueva - 4E Sports Contributor

Minnesota, MN, United States (4E Sports) - It seems the curtain will be closing for Minnesota Wild goalkeeper Josh Harding who is expected to retire due to complications from multiple sclerosis.

Harding's current three-year, $5.7 million deal...MORE