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.
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.
Forest Cove’s residents finally seem close to moving out of the Southside apartment complex that was condemned in December.
The 211 households living in squalor at southside Atlanta’s condemned Forest Cove apartments could be moved out by July 15, thanks to a deal orchestrated this week by Mayor Andre Dickens’ office and the property owner, Millennia Housing Management, city officials said Thursday.
Millennia Housing Management and the city of Atlanta are restarting resident relocation efforts from scratch for the Forest Cove apartments, which were condemned almost three months ago, Atlanta Civic Circle has learned.
The 211 families still living at Forest Cove need new homes fast, after an Atlanta judge condemned the dangerously dilapidated Section 8 complex over two months ago. For now, however, they’ll have to keep waiting.