Cascades Residents Want to Move, But Can't Afford To

12:53 PM, Aug 17, 2012   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- It's an all-inclusive deal.

"I pay $419. It includes everything," said Daniel Powers, a resident at Cascades Grandview Apartments in Greensboro.

"It includes all the utilities, water, electricity, cable, internet, and furnishing."

"If you go somewhere else you have to pay for all that," said Anthony Rucker, resident, Cascades Grandview Apartments.

But the deal comes with all-sorts of problems.

"The elevator, again in the winter, the heat went out. The air went out last summer as well. So these are all things that have been happening, it's just now its gotten worse," said a resident who didn't want us to use his name.

It's been 24 hours since Cascades Grandview Apartments were condemned. The power was shut off after management didn't pay the bill, and the city forced everyone out. Several dozen people spent the night in a shelter.

"It couldn't happen today, it couldn't happen tomorrow so yeah, if they condemned the place today and told us we had to all go, you know I would probably be in that number at the shelter over there," explained a resident who asked us not to use his name.

Anthony Rucker says has to stay too.

"I try to hang it out because of the price, you know basically," explained Rucker. "We want to know what's going on because we pay to stay here. So we feel like we should be told what's going on."

Thursday afternoon, residents were given a letter from management that said they would receive a discount in their rent but didn't say how much. The letter also said management will hold an apartment wide meeting Friday afternoon.

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