Residents of west Jackson apartments receive ‘do not occupy’ notices

JACKSON, Tenn. — A Jackson mother called WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Wednesday saying she and her neighbors came home to “do not occupy” notices from the city on their doors but cannot get answers as to why.

The notices were placed on several apartment doors at Hollywood Heights on Hollywood Drive. Residents said they showed up Tuesday and when they tried to call the city, officials told them they were not at liberty to discuss it.

However, WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News called the mayor’s office, which said the notices are only supposed to be on the doors of unoccupied apartments and that they are due to mold and leaks — problems some residents said they are all too familiar with.

“I’ve been here since September of last year,” said one resident, Sherita Phelps. “I’ve been complaining about the same thing — the bugs, the raining, the roof. And so now the city has took a step, but it took it too late.”

“I’m just praying that something happens and someone does something about it because it’s unfair,” another resident, Katrina Hurd, said. “We all have children over here. No one knows what’s going on.”

One of the ladies told WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News she called the property owner who told her she and her three children need to be out by this weekend. We called Madison Property as well and was told no one could comment.

Stay with WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News and for updates on this story Friday.

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