In recent years, residents of Irvington Lofts have been dealing with ongoing heating issues that have yet to be resolved. The Marion County Health Department has taken legal action against the property owner, citing violations of resident rights and safety concerns. According to Fran Quigley of the Health and Human Rights Clinic at Indiana University McKinney School of Law, the health department has issued 9 violations to Irvington Lofts so far this year, 7 of which are heat related.
Residents have been using space heaters to stay warm during the ongoing heating outage, but this has sparked concerns about fire danger. The property owner is currently replacing the heating and cooling system for around $250,000 per building, with the South building expected to be repaired by November 30th. However, residents affected by the power outage were eventually provided with hotels and received a $300 discount on their November rent, while those dealing with the heat outage have not been provided with any reimbursement.
Quigley suggests that resident rights are being violated and they should take action by reaching out to the Marion County Health Department and contacting Indiana Legal Services for assistance. Despite this, residents continue to voice their desire for a permanent solution to the recurring heating issues.