GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Once again, residents at the District at West Market Apartments in downtown Greensboro are speaking out about their living conditions.
"Outside looking in, it's not what you think it's going to be. The picture is not what you thought it was going to be," said Dana Merck.
Pictures residents sent to FOX8 show loose wires and broken elevators in some of the hallways, and those are the least of their concerns.
"Pests, roaches, stuff like that. It's pretty bad," said Terrence Stephens.
"I have lived at the District since August and I have never had working heat," said Nnamdia Gooding.
That's why residents, like Gooding, went to the City of Greensboro for help.
"We received 30 complaints and we wound up inspecting 31 units," said Code Compliance Coordinator Elizabeth Benton.
Benton says they found 144 violations including faulty wiring, mold, and broken heaters, light fixtures and smoke detectors.
Gooding's apartment was even condemned, so she's moving out.
"We are keeping up our end of the bargain by paying our rent and being good students, but they aren't holding up their end of the bargain and they're actually putting our health in danger," said Gooding.
Now, the District owners have until the end of January to fix the problems, or they'll be fined $200 plus an addition $75 a day until every issue is repaired.
The District at West Market sent out a statement through its management company, Burkely Communities, late Monday afternoon:
"Burkely is now coordinating the effort on the owner’s behalf to address any and all code violations and to develop and execute a strategy that will translate into reality its and the owners’ joint commitment to making The District at West Market one of the City’s outstanding student communities," said Burkely Communities CEO R. Sterling Kelly in the statement.
The City says inspections are complaint driven, so anyone with concerns about a rental property should call 336-373-CITY.