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McCaskill’s Husband Tried to Evict Homeless Vets Over $233 in Owed Rent

The Salvation Army St. Louis Garrison Residence filed "an eviction lawsuit against Raymond Black for failing to pay $233.25 in rent."

By NTK Staff | 10.26.2018 @11:36am
McCaskill’s Husband Tried to Evict Homeless Vets Over $233 in Owed Rent

Sen. Claire McCaskill’s (D-MO) husband, Joseph Shepard, is in hot water Friday after a Fox News report revealed that his company, Sugar Creek Capital, invested in a housing development for homless veterans and then tried to evict several residents for late rent payments.

According to Fox News:

The development, designed specifically for homeless veterans and dubbed a “permanent solution” to the problem, received $815,000 in federal LIHTCs and $250,000 in state LIHTCs.

But the residence attempted to evict at least five former homeless veterans between 2015 and 2016 for owing rent, according to documents obtained by Fox News.

The article goes on to report how the complex, Salvation Army St. Louis Garrison Residence, filed “an eviction lawsuit against Raymond Black for failing to pay $233.25 in rent.”

Another vet was reportedly “threatened with eviction from the apartment for owing $290 in rent.”

Two other vets who were sued by the company were also forced to pay an extra $300 for attorney’s fees.

It is unclear if the vets were ever actually evicted from the court documents obtained by Fox News.

“Joseph Shepard has a less than 1% interest in those projects and zero control of management. All occupancy and management decisions are made by the property managers, such as the Salvation Army and St. Patrick Center,” McCaskill’s campaign said in a statement to Fox News. “Claire’s record on veterans issues is unmatched.”

The Fox News report comes just days after McCaskill’s campaign released a new ad featuring veterans praising McCaskill’s record.

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