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Housing Authority inspections lead to Creekwood evictions

Posted: Updated: Nov 26, 2013 12:06 AM
According to Jeff Hovis, Chairman of the Wilmington Housing Authority Board, at least 26 eviction notices have been handed out to the Creekwood Community. According to Jeff Hovis, Chairman of the Wilmington Housing Authority Board, at least 26 eviction notices have been handed out to the Creekwood Community.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -  The Wilmington Housing Authority is in the process of cleaning up its properties.  Wednesday, the organization finished up its sweep of inspections in the Creekwood Community.

According to Jeff Hovis, Chairman of the Wilmington Housing Authority Board, at least 26 eviction notices have been handed out to the Creekwood Community. Hovis said he personally stopped by 60 units to aid in the inspection process.

"They're public housing and tax credit units that have to be taken care of," explained Hovis.

He said some units he saw were in very good condition and some were in very bad condition.

"We have to be responsible and our residents have to be responsible.  It's a joint-effort," Hovis said.

He said that residents who fail an inspection will get an eviction notice.  Once they get the notice, they can either leave the property or appeal the eviction with a hearing. Hovis said most tenants opt to appeal the eviction.

He said keeping the units clean and crime-free has become a top priority for the housing authority.

"We want to ensure that every unit is inspected and that we are delivering units in the best possible shape they can be in."

Hovis said the Houston Moore development will be inspected in December.

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