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GREENSBORO, N.C.-- Nearly 600 homes in Greensboro do not meet housing code standards.

In the past month, more than 60 homes in the Glenwood neighborhood, around Lee St. and Freeman Mill Rd., have failed the minimum housing code inspection.

City officials say many of the homes in the neighborhood are older homes, so some of the violations are minor issues like plumbing or electrical issues.

"The city has an ordinance that regulates what the minimum conditions must be for a residential dwelling to be habitual, so when you violate any of the items on that list, they have to be repaired," explained Barbara Harris, with the City of Greensboro.

Neighbors have complained about vacant homes which, Harris admits, the Glenwood neighborhood has quite a few.

A total of 16 homes in the neighborhood are on their way to the Minimum Housing Standards Commission. The city has tried to get in contact with the property owners to tell them to make the repairs, but have been unsuccessful.

City officials will decide the future of these homes, which could mean demolishing them.