NAA Industry Insider: Pa. Board Denies Appeal of Apartment Shutdown

In Wilkes-Barre, Pa., the city's Housing Appeals Board this past week unanimously denied an appeal of a local apartment owner whose rental unit was shut down, setting up a legal battle on the constitutionality of the action. Adam Peters appealed the Sept. 13 decision of the city code enforcement office to shut down an apartment in his two-unit building. Under Wilkes-Barre's new one-strike ordinance targeting what officials consider problem communities, the unit was closed for six months until March 2014.

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