6 On Your Side Answers: Will my sinking floor be fixed?

6 On Your Side Answers: Will my sinking floor be fixed?

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Edna Carr lives at Sunnybrook Apartments in Halls, which is a HUD subsidized facility for seniors and those eligible for assistance. Edna Carr lives at Sunnybrook Apartments in Halls, which is a HUD subsidized facility for seniors and those eligible for assistance.
Since last year, there's been a problem with the foundation in Edna Carr's bedroom. She says it's dropped two to three inches. Since last year, there's been a problem with the foundation in Edna Carr's bedroom. She says it's dropped two to three inches.
She's not sure where the snake came from, as the floor in her bedroom is sinking in two different spots. She's not sure where the snake came from, as the floor in her bedroom is sinking in two different spots.
"My question would be why are we paying our money out to have something done, and nothing has been done," said Cordina Hughes. "My question would be why are we paying our money out to have something done, and nothing has been done," said Cordina Hughes.
A big brick wall at another Sunnybrook apartment building has separated and is coming apart. A big brick wall at another Sunnybrook apartment building has separated and is coming apart.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Some apartment renters in the Halls community wonder how long it will take for their landlord to make repairs to their units. The problems have existed for nearly a year.

Cordina asks, "The floor to my apartment is sinking. When is it going to be fixed?"

"I have had a snake in here," said Edna Carr.

The snake that had been in Carr's apartment scared her. She lives at Sunnybrook Apartments in Halls, which is a HUD subsidized facility for seniors and those eligible for assistance.

Since last year, there's been a problem with the foundation in Edna Carr's bedroom. She says it's dropped two to three inches.

"I don't feel safe in here," she said.

She's not sure where the snake came from, as the floor in her bedroom is sinking in two different spots. Carr says management is aware of the problem.

"We have tried to get some of these apartments fixed, but we just keep being put off," she said.

The foundation in Cordina Hughes' apartment is sinking as well. It's fallen only about an inch or so. She lives next door to Mrs. Carr.

"My question would be why are we paying our money out to have something done, and nothing has been done. And we get the same answers at the office. 'Someone is coming out so-and-so.' When it gets to that date, no one ever shows up," said Hughes.

A big brick wall at another Sunnybrook apartment building has separated and is coming apart.

"The brick has broken loose; they've tried to patch it. It has come loose where they have tried to patch it, and it looks like at any time it is going to fall," said Hughes.

With the wall leaning so much, there's a big gap in the front door of Marie Faulker's apartment that has her concerned, so we called HUD for some answers.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development told 6 On Your Side the foundation issues at Sunnybrook are not causing any life-threatening issues or safety problems.

HUD says the owner of the complex is negotiating details for repairs at the two buildings.

HUD says they were told by the owner repairs could begin soon, which is a statement that renters say they've heard before. 

6 On Your Side also called the complex's management office, but there's been no response.


You can see Don Dare's 6 On Your Side Answers every Tuesday and Thursday on 6 News at 4:00.

If you have a question you can send Don an email at ddare@wate.com or call his 6 On Your Side hotline at (865) 633-5974.

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