Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Time To Put "Dana D Roman Numeral Three" On The Public Radar: This Is What Slumlording Looks Like...

Stock Photo By John Hoff

A person described as a "concerned NoMi resident" passed a bunch of stuff my way about a slumlord empire called "Dana D (Roman Numeral) Three" properties, and I'm more than happy to be a conduit for information. I can't take credit for this, except in my conduit-y way.

Here's is the slummy fun ride, as follows...


First, there was an MPR article on this situation several months ago. Here's the link to it:
http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/03/02/mplsforeclose/

They also had a map of Danna D III properties. Here's that map:
http://minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2009/03/02_property_losses/index.shtml

Armed with this information, (the concerned NoMi citizen) looked up property tax information at the Hennepin County website: http://www16.co.hennepin.mn.us/pins/addrsrch.jsp

And I looked up property information at the city of Minneapolis website:
http://apps.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/AddressApp/SearchByAddress.aspx?AppID=PIApp

I searched property-by-property from the info on the map. I don't know how Brandt Williams (of MPR) got his info. All properties are owned by Danna D III properties and list Julia A Rozhansky, 612-250-7400 as a contact person (when such a contact person is listed) Two other constants: every delinquent property tax bill listed in the MPR article of 3/2/09 was brought
current. And none of the TISH items that they actually complied with were done before the deadline.

4653 Bryant Ave N
As of the 3/2/09 article, owed $5,146.76 in back taxes
As of 5/20/09 had not paid 5/15 taxes of $1,639.13 plus a late fee of $65.57
provisional rental license through 8/31/09
TISH done 4/27/08, 16 items, 15 unresolved

3710 Girard Ave N
3/2/09 - owed $2,655.22 in back taxes
5/20/09 - $908.25 + $36.33
provisional rental through 8/31/09
TISH - 5/1/08 deadline
8 items, 7 unresolved
$1,301.50 in special assessments in 2009 (removal of rubbish, continued
fines for unpaid assessment)

3456 Penn Ave N
3/2/09 - $3,970.82 in back taxes
5/20/09 - $905.90 + $36.24
provisional rental through 8/31/09
TISH deadline 4/23/08
14 items, 0 resolved

3530 Logan Ave N
delinquent on '08 taxes $2,019.60
5/20 - $901.08 + $36.04
provisional rental license through 8/31/09, in review 1/30/09
TISH done on 11/27/07, no deadline listed (why???)
15 items, 0 resolved

3251 N 6th St
3/2/09 - $3,919.14
5/20 - $1,608.48 + $64.34
provisional rental license through 8/31/09, in review 2/20/09
TISH deadline 5/1/08
19 items, 0 resolved
$175 special assessment for rubbish removal

3126 Thomas Ave N
3/2/09 - $4,193.64
5/20/09 - $1,740.56 + $69.62
provisional rental license through 8/31/09
TISH deadline 5/1/08
43 items, 4 resolved

3026 Thomas Ave N
3/2/09 - $2,267.32
5/20/09 - $1,132.14 + $45.29
provisional 8/31/09
TISH deadline 5/1/08
16 items, 0 resolved

2935 Queen Ave N
3/2/09 - $2,508.66
5/20/09 - $1,027.43 + $41.10
provisional 8/31/09
TISH deadline 4/15/08
12 items, 1 resolved
$175 special assessment - rubbish removal

2648 Russell Ave N
3/2/09 - $2,879.78
5/20/09 - $1,003.19 + $40.13
provisional 8/31/09
TISH deadline 5/1/08
31 items, 1 resolved
'09 special assessment $134 cut grass

2700 Morgan Ave N
3/2/09 - $1,454.12
5/20/09 - $1,071.64 + $42.87
provisional 8/31/09
TISH deadline 5/1/08
7 items, 0 resolved

2818 Aldrich Ave N
3/2/09 - $2346.26
5/20/09 - $876.33 + $35.05
provisional 8/31/09
TISH - not signed by buyer, no deadline
2 items, 0 resolved

2321 4th St N
3/2/09 - $3,630.88
5/20/09 - $1,341.78 + $53.67
open/approved license 8/31/09
TISH - 5/1/08 deadline
24 items, 0 resolved

2031 James Ave N
3/2/09 - $2,671.92
5/20/09 - $1,587.69 + $63.51
3/13/09 license in review
TISH - 5/11/08 deadline
33 items, 7 resolved

1514 Thomas Ave N
3/2/09 - $2,250.34
5/20/09 - $891.96 + $35.68
3/4/09 VBR registration
TISH - 5/1/08 deadline
16 items, 0 resolved
$6,665 in '09 special assessments

1723 Girard Ave N
3/2/09 - $2,272.00
5/20/09 - $933.77 + $37.35
provisional 8/31/09
TISH - 3/31/08 deadline
15 items, 1 resolved
'09 $200 citation/special assessment

1301 16th Ave N
3/2/09 - $2,530.66
5/20/09 - $492.85 + $19.71
approved license 8/31/09
TISH - 5/2/05 deadline
7 items, 0 resolved

1418 Logan Ave N
5/20 - $724.42 + $28.98
undetermined amount in prior years taxes due (will find out tomorrow) no license
TISH 6/23/08 deadline
12 items, 3 resolved

1112 18th Ave N
5/20/09 - $456.38 + $18.26
undetermined amount in prior taxes
no TISH issued/available online
'09 special assessments - $350 rubbish removal, $758 boarding (likely a
$6,000 VBR fee coming up, but not showing online yet)

2659 Queen Ave N
5/20 - $1,812.14 + $72.49
undetermined amount in prior taxes
condemned, code compliance required in place of TISH
'09 special assessment $308 (likely another $6,000 VBR fee not showing yet)

2941 Fremont Ave N
5/20 - $1,782.61 + $71.30
undetermined amount in prior taxes
open rental 8/31/09
TISH 5/1/08 deadline
21 items, 6 resolved
'09 special assessment $134 vegetation removal

3530 Morgan Ave N
3/2/09 - $1,861.08
5/20 - $1,406.12 + $56.24
provisional 8/31/09
TISH - 5/1/08 deadline
12 items, 0 resolved

3953 Dupont Ave N
5/20/09 - $2,207.38 + $88.30
undetermined amount in prior taxes
provisional 8/31/09
no TISH online
'09 special assessment $325 rubbish removal

JNS Blog says: Wow, that's quite an impressive little empire. I have faith city officials are either all over it or soon will be.

My question is CAN THEY BE SUED?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks for posting this information. It is very helpful to see how prolific this problem is in north minneapolis. I wonder how many other "investors" are wreaking havoc on North Minneapolis?

The Mortgage Geek said...

This is something we, the public, COULD know if we had the ability to search property ownership by NAME.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what the reason is? Is it strictly a monetary issue? Is it a technical one? Is there some Minnesota law that governs this issue? Or is the request simply being ignored?

I do know that I have been able to search properties by name in bigger cities. I had a hard time doing that in smaller cities.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for bringing attention to this...I live next door to one of these properties.

I was DELIGHTED when I read the MPR article and thought FINALLY...

But then just last week I looked up the address and some how they had their Rental License approved.

Now I don't know what goes into getting rental licence approval, but apparently not much more than cash (in pockets, not in property upkeep)...

Anonymous#2 said...

Like Anonymous, I am also living next door to one of these Danna D owned properties. I get to remove all manner of things from my lawn before I can mow. These things are often tossed through the screenless windows-beer cans, broken window glass and screens, socks, partial toilet paper rolls, shampoo bottles, diapers. To be fair, before the current tenants moved in they had window glass and screens. The management or the city mowed the grass at the property for the first time this season this week. In doing so, several of their beer cans were launched into my yard and I'll need to keep an eye out for window glass thrown by the mower too. Today I was treated to 4 hours of nonstop puppy crying and 2 hours of 2 different Boom-Boom cars at the same time. I witnessed 3 people who seem associated with the tenants try to break into a nearby boarded building. I only ran into this blog in trying to contact the owner to inform him that his property was out of control.

This property has had rental License revoked before under different ownership, and I thought in order to be approved, they had to be without violations, and have a clean management history and valid management plan.

I'd love to see this owner/company lose all 30 rental licenses permanently.