Riverdale residents fed up with roach, trash problems

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RIVERDALE, Ga. - Residents of a Riverdale apartment complex say they’re fed up with living with roaches, mold and trash.

They told Channel 2’s Kerry Kavanaugh their concerns have gone on too long.

“Unacceptable,” said resident Morreashea Bell. “I’ve tried. I’ve bombed, I’ve sprayed, I’ve done everything.”

But she says the roaches keep coming back. Bell showed Kavanaugh the leaky faucets, mangled blinds, and broken doors in her apartment. She says she’s lived at the North Star at Riverdale apartments since September with her two young daughters and has been asking for improvements since day one.

A few doors down, there are similar conditions in Ruby Agwu’s unit. But Agwu says she’s hopeful things will get better.

“We got new management now so hopefully it will be a lot better,” said Agwu.

Kavanaugh spoke to the new property manager, Adia Jack. She says her company took over the property in mid January and she’s working to address residents’ concerns.

“Next week we’ll be doing all of them. I’ve been in a few and work orders have been fixed,” Jack said.

Jack says she began with trash clean up. Residents say the overflowing dumpsters are actually an improvement.

Residents say they’ll be waiting and watching for what’s to come.

The new property manager invited residents to a meeting Friday to address concerns. She says she will invite Channel 2 Action News back when repairs are complete.