Milwaukee woman in wheelchair demands Katz Properties fix broken elevator

Posted at 4:12 PM, Jun 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-07 17:12:40-04

A disabled woman in Milwaukee is demanding an elevator be repaired at her apartment complex on Oakland Avenue.

"The problem has been consistent and ongoing. I've had issues with the elevator breaking down and making me late for work," said Kara Mannor.

Mannor says the elevator has been broken at least 8 times in the last 8 months.

She can't get around without her wheelchair while living on the second floor and Mannor says when the elevator is broken she's trapped in her apartment.

Katz Properties is the owner of the complex.

Mannor says Katz eventually fixes the malfunctioning elevator but it takes hours.

She also says the company offered her a first floor apartment, but that's not a good option.

"Even moving is a burden. Especially as a disabled person. It requires assembling a lot of resources and support," she said.

TODAY’S TMJ4 went to Katz Properties and knocked on the door, but nobody answered.

An elevator inspector with the city of Milwaukee says no complaints have been filed on the building and the elevator is inspected once a year.