LAKE ARBOR APARTMENTS EVICTING TENANTS DUE TO RENOVATION, SOME FACE HOMELESSNESS

Many people may be facing being homeless, as they are being evicted from Lake Arbor Apartments due to renovation plans

The owner of the Lake Arbor Apartments on Tuckaseegee Road in Charlotte, NC near Interstate 85 is notifying residents that they need to relocate. The owner plans to renovate the entire property, according to a letter. The letter presented to officials says 78 of the 177 occupied units have expired or otherwise have invalid leases and residents must be out in 30 days. There are some tenants that have until December 31, 2019 to leave.

Lake Arbor is a low-cost apartment building designed for formerly homeless people, families with very low incomes, and others with scarce housing options.

In the past many tenants have complained that Lake Arbor apartments have mold, roaches, and rats. Unrelated, the Ink N Ivy restaurant had roaches in their liquor room in January 2019.

Code enforcement officials ordered improvements to Lake Arbor apartments after inspecting units and finding residences with no working heat, air conditioning, decaying floors, exposed electrical wires and other unsafe and deplorable conditions.

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Sandy12
Sandy12

This is happening everywhere! Even the units that are low income (not many), have 2 years or more waiting list, yet builders in Charlotte are continually building luxury units with rents over $1,000 for a (1) bedroom!!

We continue to elect officials that “claim” to address homelessness and affordable housing, take a drive up town! People are sleeping on benches, homeless shelter are full, and it’s only going to get worse

Also, North Carolina doesn’t give government the authority to make builders include affordable units (like other states), and prohibiting landlords to automatically reject tenants that use vouchers to pay rent

So on with the demolition, of older housing? No, of the poor!

Savy563
Savy563

That is ridiculous. The owner should be sued. Did no one contact their District representative or housing authority. Now he is going to remodel and raise the rent sky high just like other communities are doing around Charlotte.



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