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Carbondale City Leaders shutdown several apartment complexes


Several apartment buildings are shutdown in Carbondale after inspectors finds numerous fire and safety violations on Campus Habitat Properties.

The most recent problems at the company's apartment buildings on South Graham, South Wall and West Freeman Street came to the attention of the city leaders, after residents complained.

"Campus Habitat has a long history of non-compliance with our codes," said Carbondale City Councilwoman Jane Adams.

"They have as I understand thousands of dollars in tickets for codes. Many of those code violations are for basic health safety issues. They have to do with fire control issues."

And now all of the residents living at 820 West Freeman Street complex must be out in the next fourteen days, due to the numerous problems in their building.

"I think it's pretty bad and I am going to ask for my money back," said James Thompson.

"I just gave them $900.00 the day before yesterday to move in here. And they didn't tell us anything about any problems with the building. I'm a husband with five kids. It's going to be hard to find somewhere else to live for seven people."

But, there are other residents in the company's buildings on South Graham Street who knew about the problems in the buildings.

"I know someone who lives at the other building, I knew someone who lived in that one and they said it was horrible. They said there were leaks everywhere, the stuff was always breaking. And there were bugs," said Ginna Wolfe.

Now nobody will be allowed to live back in the apartments until they can pass the city inspection.




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