Over six months into the city’s emergency resident relocation effort, 43 families still remain at Forest Cove, the Southside’s condemned Section 8 apartment complex owned by Millennia Housing Management.
Two months after the original relocation deadline set by Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens, there are still 51 families living at Forest Cove, the condemned Southside apartment complex owned by Millennia Housing Management—and the housing situation for other Section 8 renters who have left remains unclear.
National and local tenant advocates are demanding that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) investigate Millennia Housing Management, which owns Atlanta’s most notorious apartment complex, Forest Cove, and other poorly maintained Section 8 properties across the country.
After years of braving roaches and rodents, mold and litter, and all-too-frequent shootings, some Forest Cove tenants who’ve finally moved out through a city-led relocation initiative are reporting that their new apartments are plagued by their own health hazards.
Yet another violent episode at the Southside’s Forest Cove Apartments has amplified the need to swiftly rehouse the condemned complex’s tenants—and spotlighted the city’s trouble finding them suitable homes.
The team tasked with rehousing the 202 families living at the Southside’s condemned Forest Cove apartments is well behind the target goal of relocating everyone before the Atlanta Public Schools semester begins on Aug. 1.
Thanks largely to $9.1 million in federal pandemic relief funds that Mayor Andre Dickens has dedicated to the relocation initiative, Forest Cove tenants have finally started moving out of the squalid community and into inhabitable apartments.
Four families who’ve been enduring squalid living conditions at the Forest Cove apartments have finally left the condemned Section 8 complex, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens’ office announced Friday.
After months of delays, the more than 200 families still living at the condemned Forest Cove apartments could be relocated before school starts Aug. 1, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens’ office announced Monday.
Forest Cove property owner Millennia Housing Management began meeting with the condemned complex’s tenants Wednesday about a relocation plan—but it may not succeed in moving all 211 households before the July 15 target date set by the Atlanta mayor’s office.