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People concerned about negligent landlords plan protests around Valley - WKBN


A concerted effort to embarrass landlords into maintaining their Youngstown properties has been going on for several years. Now the Youngstown Housing Task Force plans to protest at the homes of four Mahoning County landlords.

Since these landlords haven’t been charged with a crime, we’re not naming them.

Alden Chevlen is a lawyer representing one of the four landlords people will be protesting Saturday.

“They’re just church groups,” he said. “They’re volunteers who are out trying to use some scare tactics and intimidation to get landlords to clean up their acts.”

“It is on us, as citizens of this city, to speak up about the individual who owns this property here, who leaves this like this,” said Jack Daugherty, with the Youngstown Housing Task Force.

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