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Officials investigating River Glen apartments

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Augusta Code Enforcement is investigating housing at River Glen Apartments. The complex is under fire after some residents claim their living conditions are disgusting, an issue that has brought about controversy.

"This looks terrible," said resident Dianne Copeland.

Familiar words for some residents at River Glen, many have had enough of their living conditions.

One resident showed FOX54 how a hot water tank has been dangling through her ceiling for nearly nine months and nothing has been done about it.

Cheryl Bryant said her apartment is not much better. It is ridden with roach feces, black mold along with other problems.

"To turn the shower on, I have use pliers," said Bryant.  

Now residents want to see change. A meeting was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon in the recreation room but was canceled at the last minute. However, residents from all over the complex showed up to voice their opinion.

"Everything in my unit is well and I would just like to speak up on River Glen," said Jeannette Razzaq. "I feel like I am in a good community."

Other residents took FOX54 inside their apartment to show they haven't had any problems.

However, Code Enforcement officials said they are investigating. They even showed up for Wednesday's meeting, along with District 1 Commissioner Bill Fennoy.

"Some of the conditions that I have seen are deplorable," said Commissioner Fennoy.

The commissioner said he wants to get to the bottom of this. Code Enforcement officials explained that even though residents use HUD vouchers the federal government is not at fault because the complex is privately owned.

FOX54 reached out to the management staff but they did not want to comment. The meeting will be rescheduled.

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