INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Attorney General’s Office filed a lawsuit Tuesday against two management companies over dangerous and unlivable conditions at two Indy-area apartment complexes.
The Attorney General’s Office is suing Aloft Mgt., LLC and Fox Lake AHF, Inc. for allowing the Fox Club and Lakeside Pointe apartment complexes to “fall into egregious disrepair, endangering the health and welfare of thousands of residents.”
Aloft is the property manager of Lakeside Pointe on Indy’s north side. Fox Lake is a nonprofit corporation that owns the Lakeside Pointe apartment complex as well as the Fox Club apartment complex on Indy’s south side.
The suit says residents at Lakeside Pointe have suffered through fires, lack of heat and air conditioning, water damage, mold, broken windows, and other conditions that made their homes almost uninhabitable.
Since 2017, Fox Lake has received over 600 notices of violation from the Marion County Public Health Department for poor conditions including failure to provide hot water, air conditioning, and heat; failure to address mold; plumbing and sewage issues; missing screens, and scattered trash.
In June, Fox Lake put residents of Lakeside Pointe and Fox Club at risk of having their water shut off when property management failed to pay toward a $1 million bill owed to Citizens Energy Group.
The lawsuit also says that Fox Lake is unable to fulfill its purpose as a nonprofit providing low-income housing. Fox Lake recently lost its charitable property tax exemption from Marion County.
Additionally, the State accuses Aloft of engaging in real estate transactions without the appropriate license.
Rokita is asking for a third-party receiver to take control of the companies’ finances, remove their board of directors, and try to rectify the issues residents have faced.
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