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Seniors at West End apartment building express concerns about safety (OH)
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
- WDPO Cincinnati
Seniors at West End apartment building express concerns about safety
"CINCINNATI -- When Dorothy Smith moved to Regal Manor in the West End, she was excited about the promise of an affordable apartment in a building for senior citizens with good security.
But Smith said the building’s owner didn’t keep that promise of security, and now she’s too scared to go to the laundry room by herself.
“I’m extremely concerned about safety. There are all kinds of people coming in,” said Smith, who is 81. “I’m too old to fight somebody. And I’m too old to carry a weapon in my pocket.”
Smith is one of 11 residents of Regal Manor that have been paying their rent to escrow since May in an effort to pressure The Community Builders, the building’s Boston-based owner, to make changes to the 54-unit affordable housing development..."