Former Lake Arbor Apartments Resident Left Homeless

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – There are new concerns about what will happen to hundreds of tenants being forced out of a West Charlotte apartment complex.

The owner plans to “rehabilitate” the Lake Arbor Apartments after months of complaints about poor conditions.

“It’s been stressful. It’s been frustrating,” says former Lake Arbor Apartment resident Jasmine Johnson.

She and her one-year-old son King haven’t had a permanent home in nearly a month.

They were part of a first wave of tenants forced to leave nearly a month ago.

“We’ve been going from motel to motel, staying at relatives’ house who’s willing to help us out,” Johnson says.

She has set up at GoFundMe page.

Now Johnson is worried about people living in nearly 80 other units – who have to be out by the end of August.

Neighbors at Lake Arbor have complained for months about mold, broken A/C units, even rats at the complex off Tuckaseegee Road.

According to a letter sent to City Council members, the owners, working with city code enforcement, have agreed to “vacate the housing units over time.”

There’s also concern it will add to the city’s affordable housing crisis.