SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — An elderly pastor who lived with black growth forming on air vents and spreading through his Winter Springs apartment is getting a new place to live.
Pastor Bobbie Stiver said she’s glad the resort agreed to move her to a new unit, but getting to this point hasn’t been easy.
Stiver had a black and green spore-like substance forming on his vents and beginning to coat his clothes and furniture.
After code enforcement issued a written warning and Channel 9 highlighted the issue, Stiver said the resort had promised a new apartment in a building and even offered to move their belongings.
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Then when she and a friend went to the office, something changed.
They said a worker first asked her to sign a new one-year lease before giving her new accommodation. They’ve since backed off, but according to Stiver, they still haven’t helped her move.
Stiver and his friend took things slowly.
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Although she is grateful to be out of the unpleasant apartment, she hopes the resort will send help with some of the heavy lifting as promised.
“I just couldn’t stay here,” Stiver said. “The smell and knowing what was here, but the smell was horrible.”
Channel 9 began reporting issues in 2020, but received no response from Hawthorne Residential Partners’ local office or headquarters in North Carolina.
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