Fraser’s Fox Run housing complex has more problems than mold
April 7, 2008
To the Editor:
Tonya Bina’s article about mold in Fox Run is investigative reporting at its best.
I’m sure there were some lofty ideals thrown around when the (Grand County) Housing Authority was created in 1977. It was founded so that low-income members of the community could afford to rent an apartment and maybe someday buy a home of their own, so that when they grew out of their young ski bum phase, their families could still live here in Grand County, creating a real community instead of a hollow one of second homes.
In the past year, I have watched the Housing Authority morph into an entity of good ol’ boys that pay high-priced lawyers to back up the bullying that goes on at the “Low Income Equals Scum” housing complex, Fox Run. Those lawyers are not only paid to go after tenants that are late on rent, they represent Fox Run management that uses intimidation to scare tenants.
I lived in Fox Run for three and a half years and also had weatherization done to my unit by NWCCOG. They discovered mold in my attic. The report was given to management but never dealt with. But mold is not the worst problem at Fox Run.
The new management, as of May 1, 2007, rules this low-income housing complex like a police state. Tenants are intimidated into accepting any conditions because they fear eviction with no place to go if they complain and no money to hire a lawyer.
It took a lot of guts for Mindy McCall to speak up.
I’m glad to be out of Fox Run, but I feel sorry for the ones still stuck there.
Formerly of Fraser