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Hawley wants investigation of public housing complaints

KANSAS CITY (AP) — U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., is pushing for federal investigations into uninhabitable conditions at some public housing that serve mostly low-income residents in Missouri.

The Kansas City Star reported that Hawley announced Friday that he had sent letters to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Attorney’s Office urging investigations. That followed reports of mold, rodent infestations, a lack of heat or water and other uninhabitable conditions in homes managed by T.E.H. Realty, a landlord with a major presence in both St. Louis and Kansas City.

Hawley asked in the letter that HUD work with local housing authorities to provide relief to tenants affected by the conditions.

Attempts by The Associated Press to reach T.E.H. Realty by phone Saturday were unsuccessful.

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