Residents call mobile home park a 'hazard'

by: Amy Napier Viteri Updated:

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EAST POINT, Ga. - Neighbors in south Fulton County want changes to a mobile home park they describe as a safety hazard.

Residents cite overflowing trash as well as code violations on homes in disrepair as some of the concerns.

"Garbage, sometimes it's all in the street," said neighbor Rafael Mendoza. “People walk on top of the garbage."

Mendoza told Channel 2's Amy Napier Viteri he lives in the Longview Mobile Home Park which he said needs attention along with the neighboring East Point Mobile Home Park.

South Fulton Community Organizer Waymon Harley told Viteri he was surprised to see the condition of the homes in the communities.

"We just feel that this area needs to be demolished totally," Harley said.

East Point City Councilwoman Jaqueline Slaughter-Gibbons told Viteri by phone the city is working to get the area cleaned up and said the properties have a long history of violations of the city's planning and zoning policies.

Mendoza said he would just like to see problems fixed instead of ignored.

"Like I said, everybody needs a place to live. You know what I mean? Sometimes you got to deal with the conditions," Mendoza added. Channel 2 Action News reached out to the property's owner but calls and emails to the property management were not immediately returned.



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