Macon complex has 5 days to make repairs | News
A troubled Macon apartment complex that got a 40 out of 100 on a recent inspection has 5 days to fix its problems.
We've learned it could lose its federal funding if it doesn't get up to code by Wednesday.
We were at Macon Gardens today and spoke to tenants who say the problems at the complex could take months not days to fix.
We've learned the Macon Gardens Apartment Complex it could lose its federal funding if it doesn't get up to code by Wednesday.
13 WMAZ's Kristen Swilley was at Macon Gardens Friday and spoke to tenants who say the problems at the complex could take months not days to fix.
"It floods for weeks from the upstairs level," she said.
Tracie Rainey-Clark says in the four years she's lived in Macon Gardens she's heard a lot of promises.
"This whole wall needs to be replaced from what was stated," she said.
But not much has changed.
"I do what I can to keep it clean down in front of it, but it needs to be replaced dearly,"
Like other tenants we've spoken to at Macon Gardens, her air is unreliable, water heater is leaking and molded and oven rusted. She says the idea that the complex can make all the repairs HUD's requesting by Wednesday is unrealistic.
"Not by August 6th because there's several units they haven't been in as of yet," she said.
Rainey-Clark says she moved into the complex as a student and has stayed because she's been promised a renovated room eventually.
"This was the gas range they gave me four years ago. They never did get a chance to replace it," she said.
But HUD spokesman Joe Phillips says the complex is quickly running out of time. They were supposed to turn in paperwork showing they'd completed repairs by Thursday but filed an extension in order to get more evaluation of the completed work.
Phillips says their report will be completed and will be part of the certification they submit to HUD.
When asked if they could file for another extension at that point he replied, "We will not entertain or accept any more requests for an extension."
And if the complex fails the inspection HUD gives after that they'll lose their federal funding.