The landlord of the Yale Park Apartments can begin renting units again after making repairs in one building.

Last week at the city’s Property Maintenance Appeals Board meeting, property owner Kay Anderson was authorized to rent four units in Yale Park’s Building A. Omaha Chief Housing Inspector Scott Lane said Anderson complied with code and remedied all violations on that property, including filing for building permits. The building passed inspection and Anderson can rent the units immediately.

“It was all exactly according to the policies, procedures and the ways things are supposed to work,” Lane said. “We would like everybody to comply and get everything back on the appropriate tax rolls and in good standing. He’s doing that little by little.”

Anderson could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

Lane said Anderson will come before the board again in 90 days. By then, Lane expects Anderson to have a second building with more units complete and inspected.

The Yale Park Apartments, near 34th Avenue and Lake Street, are made up of 13 buildings totaling more than 100 units. More than 500 refugees from Myanmar were evacuated from the complex in September after inspectors found nearly 2,000 code violations.

In February, the city filed 100 criminal charges, all misdemeanors, against Anderson, accusing him of violating building codes. He also faces a civil lawsuit from 92 former tenants seeking security deposits and other damages.

Lane told The World-Herald in February that Anderson plans to repair and reopen two buildings at first, then use that rental revenue to continue fixing up the remaining 11 buildings.

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