Church Street South Complex in New Haven to be inspected this week
NEW HAVEN — Run-down and rampant with mold, the dilapidated Church Street South Complex in New Haven will be getting a visit from the Feds.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development plans on inspecting each of the 301 units at the low-income housing complex.
This has been a long time coming for residents.
They’ve been dealing with mold and leaks and tenants say workers are simply patching up repairs instead of getting to the root of the problem .
HUD found that the owners of the complex, Northland Investment Corporation, were in default of its contract to provide sanitary living conditions.
The complex receives $3 million in rental subsidies from HUD.
The owners were forced to make repairs or lose some or all of its rent subsidy. Since then, nearly two dozen tenants have been relocated to hotels while corrective measures are being taken.
Northland Investment Corporation has been in touch with City of New Haven and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
According to the New Haven Register, HUD officials said they were pleased to hear about some progress being made.
The Register reports the complex has agreed to temporarily turn over up to 50 rental subsidies to other landlords.
Northland Investment is interested in turning the property into mixed-use development but that can’t happen before HUD decides whether the complex will be razed or repaired.
The inspection process is expected to last about three weeks.