CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- From mold covered furniture to roach covered floors, dozens are urging city council to address the inhumane living conditions at Lake Arbor Apartments in west Charlotte.
- Residents say they're dealing with roaches, rats and mold
- City staff say code enforcement will look at every unit and issue violations until things get fixed
- Broad Management Group which manages Lake Arbor Apartments has not yet commented
People who live there say they're been dealing with roaches, rats and mold in their apartment for years but they say the property managers have ignored them.
“Which one of our kids need to die first for y'all to honestly do something? Which one of our children? Should I sacrifice mine, should they sacrifice theirs? These living conditions are, they're inhumane,” said Natasha Tucker, resident at Lake Arbor.
City staff say code enforcement will look at every unit, issue violations and work with the landlord to get things fixed. And if those issues aren't addressed, Mayor Vi Lyles said they'll work with residents to relocate them.
“We see you. We hear you and we're going to work hard on your behalf and we greatly regret it has gotten to this situation,” said Lyles.
But some residents aren't convinced.
“I feel as though she [Mayor Lyles] sugar-coated it and she made a lot of promise and she said she's going to help us effective tomorrow so we shall see,” said Tucker.
If something doesn't happen soon, some people said they'll take these concerns to the ballot box next year.
“If you don’t change this then you might as well put your resume out. You will not be sitting in these seats come next election and I promise you that because this doesn't make any sense,” said Shawn Richardson.
Spectrum News reached out to the Broad Management Group which manages Lake Arbor Apartments but we haven't gotten a response.