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After D.C. officials claimed hundreds of housing code violations at Dahlgreen Courts had all been abated, a recent reinspection found approximately 70 violations, resulting in notices of $34,500 in fines, says Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs spokeswoman Karyn-Siobhan Robinson. The DCRA and the D.C. Attorney General’s Office stated that they reopened civil and criminal investigations of landlord Willis Limited Partnership and property manager CIH Properties after Legal Times revealed there were still violations at the 90-unit complex in Northeast Washington. A July 18 reinspection found 41 new violations and about 30 old violations that hadn’t been abated, including roach or rodent infestation, ceiling cracks, damp walls, and peeling paint, Robinson says. Ed Willis, a partner of Willis Limited, says all of the violations have been abated or are being addressed. He says he believes the complex is being unfairly targeted because Vaughn Bennett, president of the Dahlgreen Courts Tenants Association, raised issues about the certificate of occupancy and business license. Bennett was a vocal advocate for the tenants, but he suddenly grew silent earlier this year after reaching a settlement with Willis Limited or CIH Properties in suits against him over nonpayment of rent. Willis said he couldn’t discuss the settlement terms. Tenants association vice president Leon Lightfoot Jr. is now leading the fight for rent reductions and abatement of all housing code violations.
Brendan Smith can be contacted at [email protected].

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