Government housing- unsafe living conditions, putting children in danger

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The city of Peachtree City's government, low income housing apartment complex Woodsmills Apartments is unsafe to it's current residents. One building in the complex in-particular has been infested with mold and mildew. The families living in this complex have tried numerous occasions to appeal to the apartment management, USDA, health department, and others to get the problem fixed. However, the only solution the people in charge have come up with is painting over the evidence of mold. They are only hiding the problem. Covering up mold and mildew does not get rid of it, it only saves whoever runs the apartment's job. This needs to be stopped. My mother lives in that building, and 4 out of 4 people living in her apartment are struggling with respiratory health issues due to allergies- most likely mold. They are not the only ones, I talked to several neighbors, some with small children and some elderly who are living in places they cannot afford to move out of, but is literally endangering their lives. These living conditions are not only endangering their lives but are potentially putting the parents at risk to have their children taken away- and whose fault would that be? The governments. I have proof in the form of un-edited photos documenting the mold and mildew in my mother's and her elderly neighbors apartment. This needs to be stopped. Will someone please help our citizens in need?

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Woodsmill Apartments.

I to live in Woodsmill apartments. I have been here for over two years. I have contacted the home office, the Health Department, the Fedreral EPA,and USDA. When contacting the home office the response I got was "once again any matter concerning Woodsmills needs to be conducted at the property site". I have a 7 year old and a 6 month old that live in the apartment. My 7 year old has allergies and nose bleeds and my 6 month old is on a breathing machine. She has had two double ear infections in the past month and half. We all wake up hoarse in the mornings. I was told by the Federal EPA that it was very unsafe for my children to stay in there room due to the fact that the bathroom is connected to their bedroom. The maintenance came and sprayed clorox on the mold in bathroom and told me that " it was due to not having the vent on when taking a shower or even the vent not being cleaned". I was also told by the Fedreal EPA that clorox was not good either. It does not kill the mold or mildew. My shower is coming away from the wall due to the mold in the bathroom. I have taken pictures of all this as well. I also have been into my neighbors apartment to see the mold all on her vents. There are several apartments in our building that are having this mold/mildew issue and it seems we can not get anything done. I to would like to know what we can do about bthis unhealthy matter.

Very concerned mom,
Stacy Johnson
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Courthouserules
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Mold

Move!!!!

Then hire a suit lawyer.

Don Haddix
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Haddix: Woodsmill

First of all, not owned by PTC.

Second, contact PTC Code Enforcement.

Courthouserules
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Mayor

Does not the code enforcement person work for you?

By the way do we still have one? I see violations every day----the same ones over and over. Cops on rounds could report them! Oh, I forgot they don't even embarrass the road crews with dangerous situations!

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I'm shocked...

that this is in PTC!!! We need to send in our top notch investigator to get to the bottom of this. CHR$, where the _______ are you?

Courthouserules
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cyclist

No one cares, here or elsewhere!

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Come on Heather - move your Mom out now

Mold will not go away and apartment managers of places like that have no money to spend. Get her into Peachtree Towne Club - $1995 - meals, movies and swimming pool included. Be a good daughter.

If money is an issue, just wait until your mother has to be hospitalized for the mold, get a good lawyer and she'll be on easy street.

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mud

I understand what you "mean" by your comments, but such housing is better than what would happen if they didn't exist---would look like Haiti or Pakistan does now!

Yes, many do not maintain cleanliness in "government" apartments. No they do nothing to clean up mold as it occurs themselves, No they don't even fix what they break, no they aren't frugal with what they could be frugal about, and yes they aren't as intelligent as you seem. (That's in general---there are many exceptions.)

Usually, they are bulldozed down in 20-30 years and new ones built.
It is just money.

What do you suggest?

stacej76
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Well here it is over a week

Well here it is over a week and half since USDA came to my apartment with home office Stacy Gray and maintenance Chris Howerton and yet nothing is still done yet. I now have to take my two daughters back to doctor this morning because one is complaining of migraine headache and the baby is pulling at her ears again. This is getting so ridiculous and really making me mad. I guess if it was their apartment or their kids they would hop right on it. It is sad to know that people who have lived here over 15 years is moving due to her health in these unsafe and unhealthy apartmenets. Atleast when we did have our old apartment manager things were getting done, but since you dont have noone looking over you why work. We are having to repair our on things in our apartment as of today because its not getting done. The mold we can not fix but I am contacting whoever I have too. Its sad that you have to go this far in order for someone to do anything about the mold issue. I have spoken to my neighbors on both side of me and they are staying sick and so is their kids as well. What a great place to live WOODSMILLS!!!!!!! If you like mold then come to WOODSMILL!!!!!!!

Robert W. Morgan
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Sorry stace, but this is good practice for you with government

You know, the same government that wants to be in charge of our health care. Don't really need death panels, all they need to do is proceed at a snail's pace and half of us will die while waiting for another study or another review.

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