Monday, May 9, 2011

Clubhouse Holdings rents to drug dealers

This drug bust on N 7th St last week took place at a property I profiled back in June 2009 . Nothing has improved here in the last two years. There have been quite a number of drug dealers renting in this building over the years which leads me to believe that the landlord, Clubhouse Holdings HAS to be aware of it!
Lots of landlords buy dilapidated properties in the city with the intent of renting them out to Section 8 tenants. Problem is, more times than not, there are other people living in these places besides the ones listed on the lease. And these other people are drug dealers.
Drug dealers are EASY to spot; young men that seem to always be hanging around, apparently not holding a regular job. To make a sale, they leave to go walking down the street, on the phone or texting, but come back a few minutes later from ANOTHER direction than they left in. The deals are made on the move, or they get picked up and dropped off somewhere else.
The dirtbags that were just busted actually sold heroin right inside the front door!
Now, if casually observant neighbors can see what's going on, how can the landlord not know about it?
Slumlords like Clubhouse Holdings need to be held accountable and screen their tenants better, and do inspections of their properties.
Keep calling the police on these people! The paper said this bust was in response to neighbor complaints, so keep it up!


  1. Preach on, brother!

  2. i just moved outta club house holdings house they rent before me it was a house full of drugs with kidssss!!!! and a million ppl club house holdings dont care!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 'and i only lived there for three months the place was falling apart!!!

  3. I am renting from Clubhouse right now! I thought it was my bad luck but it takes me forever to get them to fix things and they are so RUDE!!!! I am so shocked and upset. I have no clue what to do now! I want to get OUT!

  4. I haven't rented in quite some time, but IIRC, landlords SHOULD be doing background checks; but at the same time, renters need to protect themselves and do their research on who they want to do business with. unfortunately, much of the law is in the favor of the landlord; they can get deposits, year leases, penalties for breaking the lease, etc. just document everything, explain your position, and remind them what their obligation is or you will report them to the city.
    hope it works out well for you.