Protestors gathered in July to call for an end to violence and “what they say is the indifference of the property owners at Forest Cove, a troubled apartment complex near the Atlanta federal penitentiary,” according to 11 Alive. In a community with “a long history of violence” it took the unconscionable shooting of a 6-month-old baby to empower and embolden residents all too often silenced in fear.
“Answering a stranger’s questions is a good way to get yourself shot,” a Forest Cove resident told The AJC following a June shooting.
According to WSB-TV 2, the apartment complex “routinely fails inspection by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.” Residents told media “they are frustrated by crime, rodents and broken utilities.”
Apartment Owner Responsibility and Resident Rights
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