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More residents fail cleanliness inspections in Creekwood Community

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The organization is walking thru each unit as part of its process to clean up the properties and in an effort to hold residents accountable. The organization is walking thru each unit as part of its process to clean up the properties and in an effort to hold residents accountable.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Keeping units clean and crime-free are top priorities for the Wilmington Housing Authority, but not all residents in the Creekwood Community are passing inspection.

The organization is walking thru each unit as part of its process to clean up the properties and in an effort to hold residents accountable.

During the first round of inspections in Nov. 2013, 26 units failed and were given eviction notices.

The organization finished another round of inspections in the Creekwood Community Wednesday. This time, 42 units failed inspection -- 11 of which also failed during the first inspection.

Residents who fail an inspection will get an eviction notice for poor cleanliness. 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.

If you fail the inspection twice, Hovis said the resident can still request a meeting or hearing by law, but chances are you're getting evicted.

According to Hovis, the standard of cleanliness required of people living in a WHA unit is in agreement with public housing properties across the country.

Hovis said failed inspections are a result of a number of issues, including: walls with holes punched in them; ovens that have been so dirty that they are now fire hazards; and doors knocked off the hinges.

Over 40 people signed up for a housekeeping course offered by the Wilmington Housing Authority, but only a dozen people actually showed up.

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