Handling of mold issue at Fraser’s Fox Runs shows need to shake up Housing Authority
April 21, 2008
To the Editor:
I’m curious who will pick up the tab for all the mold tests and mitigation at Fox Run since the Housing Authority is already in the red and was given $86,000 by the county in 2007 to stay afloat. I think the Housing Authority needs a real shake-up and restructuring. It’s not an effective government entity, and I don’t think county taxes should be used to bail them out every year.
The Housing Authority admitted knowing about mold at Fox Run since 2002. They have been renting out moldy apartments since then without telling prospective tenants about the health dangers of living there or making any effort to solve the problem.
Only nine of the apartments were inspected by mold experts. The rest? Who knows? My old moldy apartment (in building 75) was not included in the “real” inspection. The other 76 units were inspected by a carpet cleaning business. Who do they think they are kidding?
Also, I have to commend the new newspaper for going after issues such as health insurance, low income housing and secretive meetings of the Fraser Rec District.
These stories are not easy to research or write and show a real concern for working stiffs and Joe Voters in this community.
I read the Sky Hi News online every day, I know that there are many county residents who are doing the same lately. Keep up the good work.