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City shuts down Jackson apartment building

City shuts down Jackson apartment building
Posted at 7:17 AM, Sep 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-25 07:17:26-04

People at a Jackson apartment complex say they were told by the city to pack up and get out within 72 hours.

Jackson city inspectors say an apartment building on the 700 block of Lansing Avenue can no longer be a place called home.

City officials say the owner of the property Steve Hunt owes the city over $8,000 in fines for safety and building violations.

Residents says their units are infested with roaches and rodents.

Friday the city tagged the building, demanding everyone to be out by
6:00 Monday night.

“I have no place to go” said resident Pete Forest.

“I've been looking around, the problem is I have dogs and not too many people want to rent to you if you have dogs.”

Although the conditions are poor people who live at the property told News 10’s Cryss Walker they wish they could get more time to find a new home.

“I have nowhere to go, I really like my apartment”, said Allison Flynn.

“It's a small studio apartment. Just right for me.”

Jackson officials say the tenants are no longer displaced and residents found new homes with the help of the city.

News 10 left a message with the property manager. We'll let you know when we hear back.