Thank You National Apartment Association. I will do my best to get this very important information out ASAP to numerous owners, investors, huge property management companies (e.g., Riverstone Residential), attorneys, and judges, AND, of course, to the MANY people who are currently living in MOLD-INFESTED APARTMENT COMPLEXES right now! katy
June 10, 2010
Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) – The mold is growing in one local apartment complex and now some residents are moving out.
Residents tells WHAS11 that the mold is already taking its toll.
WHAS11’s Melanie Kahn has more on this story from Hikes Point.
People who live at the apartments on Orchard Manor Circle say they first noticed the mold about a month ago.
Since then, some have started to have problems breathing. While they’ve tried to get the problem resolved, they say they haven’t received a response from anyone.
Richard Morgan says his apartment is moldy, but he never gets a response from his property manager when he calls to complain about the problems.
He says he has inches of mold growing all over his apartment – behind the couch, on the bottom of the couch, and at the top of the shower.
Morgan says he moved into this apartment on Orchard Manor Circle three months ago. He says the problems all started with after a fire there in April.
Now, months later, every time it rains, it floods, causing mold to grow.
Morgan says the mold isn’t only growing in his apartment. He says that earlier Wednesday, people were in the hallway painting over the mold.
WHAS11 tried calling Morgan’s property manager to get some answers, but no one picked up the phone.
Morgan says he’s planning to move out, but he still wants something to be done about the mold problem.
The Centers for Disease Control warns that mold in homes can cause serious health risks and should be removed immediately.
Political Action Committee – National Apartment Association (NAA) files Amicus Brief in mold case (two infant deaths in mold filled apt – Wasatch Prop Mgmt) citing US Chamber/ACOEM ‘litigation defense report’ to disclaim health effects of indoor mold & limit financial risk for industry
“Changes in construction methods have caused US buildings to become perfect petri dishes for mold and bacteria to flourish when water is added. Instead of warning the public and teaching physicians that the buildings were causing illness; in 2003 the US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform, a think-tank, and a workers comp physician trade organization mass marketed an unscientific nonsequitor to the courts to disclaim the adverse health effects to stave off liability for financial stakeholders of moldy buildings. Although publicly exposed many times over the years, the deceit lingers in US courts to this very day.” Sharon Noonan Kramer
Information about Riverstone Residential, the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency, and the owners of Jefferson Lakes Apartments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana allowing tenants to be exposed to extreme amounts of toxins from molds by intentionally concealing evidence
Irrefutable evidence indicates that Riverstone Residential, Guarantee Service Team of Professionals, & plaintiffs’ attorney, J Arthur Smith III, must have agreed to exclude evidence that would have shown the owners of Jefferson Lakes Apartments & Riverstone Residential had knowledge of the severe MOLD INFESTATION at the complex before we moved in