Jacinto Aguilar has lived in the apartment building on the corner of East 31st Street and 22nd Avenue South for 23 years, watching landlord after landlord come and go. He and his family endured even as conditions worsened and the rent increased.The cycle continued under Stephen Frenz, a property owner embroiled in a lawsuit brought by tenants over unsafe and unsanitary conditions. Frenz, who owns The Apartment Shop properties, saw his rental licenses revoked by the City of Minneapolis in December after it was discovered that he lied about the ownership of his properties.On Tuesday, Aguilar and some of his neighbors described the conditions of their homes at a neighborhood block party that doubled as an opportunity to rally around several...
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Corcoran block party doubles as opportunity to rally around a new affordable-housing vision