WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – WECT is learning more about the housing unit that closed the doors on residents without proper notice.
WECT.com first told you that Port South Village was closing down because its Medicaid funding was cut. Management at Port South gave residents only a few days notice to pack their things and leave.
A number of residents and their family members reached out to WECT for answers.
Officials tell us residents were instructed to only take a few of their belongings because the homes were infested with bed bugs. However, family members say they were forced out and need to get their personal things.
Doris Eeks, the founder of Trinity Children Foundation, owned the property the village was located on up until her death in December, according to a family member.
However, those with the foundation tell WECT.com the land has no affiliation to the group, even though county officials said they thought there was some sort of connection.
WECT.com is told that the foundation doesn't own any land.
Port South was a group home that cared for the mentally ill. Many of them have been moved to another facility, according to officials.
Residents and family members we spoke with say they've called a number of times to get answers, but no one has returned their calls.
We reached out to the owner of the property, but our phone calls have not been returned.
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