BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - After 9News Investigators exposed a decrepit Baton Rouge apartment complex, inspectors with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) showed up and spoke with residents about their concerns.
Elm Grove Garden Apartments near the Baton Rouge Metro Airport are a government-funded complex and has been added to the federal government's list of priorities. The living conditions at the complex are so vile, the owner was ordered to get to make specific repairs immediately.
The group of inspectors were escorted by property managers and visited several apartment units. Roaches, mold, broken balconies and busted pipes were just some of the problems residents are battling.
The federal government stepped in when 9News Investigators brought the issues to their attention. Since then, the owner was ordered to make repairs.
While it is clear there have been some improvements, residents say they've got a long way to go.
"We have several problems that have not been resolved, mold and mildew falling from the ceiling, people's bed spreads and covers are full of mold and mildew, we still have water leakage," said Latasha White.
Maintenance crews were working Thursday. Crews were spotted on the roof, appearing to make repairs to the air conditioning unit.
HUD is giving the owners until Friday to finish repairs to smoke detectors, electrical outlets and broken balconies.
The government did not specify when they would return for an official inspection.