HUD inspection determines the future funding of Jones Walker Apartments

Backed up plumbing, mildew and quick fixes — all conditions Rosa Delgado said she still is living with at Jones Walker Apartments in Fort Myers.

“I’m very tired,” Delgado said. “I’ve been waiting a year and a half already for this and I got four years living here and they never come or came and nothing.”

Delgado is waiting for changes and answers from the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. The agency oversees Jones Walker Apartment property and provides federal funding.

But, now with the government shutdown, Delgado is worried.

The complex waits longer for results from a pass or fail HUD inspection last month determines if the owners’ will lose its contract for funding. It comes after numerous code violations that left residents in abhorrent living conditions.

Despite the lack of inspection results, the property manager said funding will still come through. Now, people like Delgado feel trapped.

“It’s like [I’m] stuck here and I see everybody moving,” Delgado said. “They helping everybody but I’m still here.”

Delgado is waiting for answers from HUD and if she can leave, moving someplace else.

“I know they’re a millionaire company,” Delgado said. “They can do something to help the people that need it here so please to help me. I just want to move. I don’t want to know nothing about this apartment. I just wanna move and that’s it.”

Reporter:Taylor Bisacky
Writer:Michael Mora
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