Property owners group considers lawsuit against Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) A group of property owners is ready to take the City of Omaha to court; if that’s what it takes to reverse the tougher rental housing regulations approved earlier this year.

In a meeting with its members this week, the Metropolitan Omaha Property Owners Association made a form available, calling for support to undo a rental housing ordinance that includes mandatory inspections of rental units, starting in 2022.

6 News spoke with MOPOA board member Mike George today, who confirmed the form was handed out. It reads, in part:

“I support MOPOA’s efforts to reverse the Omaha Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance," he said. "My support extends to our association filing suit in Court if necessary.”

It then goes on to ask for a donation to their MOPOA’s litigation fund.

In 2015, the city settled with MOPOA after it filed a lawsuit alleging the city was unlawfully enforcing the property maintenance code.