An apartment complex in New Orleans East is literally crumbling around its tenants.
NEW ORLEANS — Some residents in a New Orleans East apartment complex are in tears over how bad their living conditions have become.
Some of the things you’d see in this apartment building at 6000 Chef Menteur Highway are things you might expect to see in a condemned building, but people are still living here.
“We have children back here we have no where to go,” Winesha Wright said through tears. “Once these people tell us we have to go we have nowhere to go… It’s stressful that’s why I’m crying.”
She’s not alone. Other residents said they’re living with roaches, mold and trash strewn around the complex. They’re complaints have gone no where.
One resident showed us how her overflowing toilet may have sent her neighbor’s sister to the hospital.
“She was sitting the bathroom and the ceiling fell,” Rose Walker said.
Hannah Adams is the attorney representing the injured tenant.
“This property is in foreclosure it was actually seized by the Sheriff in February,” Adams said.
She’s contacted the apartment’s owners, but has struggled to get anything fixed.
“Unfortunately the penalties for landlords to make repairs are very minimal,” Adams said.
While the property is in foreclosure, it still belongs to Graham Packard LLC. We contacted Dan Packard, who came up as a registered agent and officer. His lawyer called us back to say that it’s an ongoing legal matter and that they had no comment at the time.
“We living in danger right now,” Another tenant said. “I mean he got everybody money we just here I’m due July I’m almost 7 months…