St. Louis Public Radio
What do you know about nuisance ordinances?
The Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity Council is suing the city of Maplewood, calling the municipality's nuisance ordinance “one of the country's most onerous." The lawsuit, filed in federal court, alleges that Maplewood is violating the Fair Housing Act by disproportionately revoking occupancy permits of African-Americans, women and disabled residents.
St. Louis Public Radio wants to hear from people who live in Maplewood or elsewhere, and can talk about how this city ordinance or others like it affect them. Please answer the questions below to join the conversation.
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