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Stonybrook tenants say they are filing a lawsuit

Posted at 6:45 PM, Jan 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-28 18:45:05-05

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — Crystal Lewis says the remaining tenants at the Stonybrook Apartments in Riviera Beach are fed up with the deplorable conditions.

Tenants are complaining for almost two years of holes in the walls and rat and roach infestations.

"Our lawyer is filing a petition today a lawsuit against the city of Riviera Beach, Millennia and GMF." "Renovations was supposed to take place November 1st, they haven't done nothing yet."

Global Ministries owned the apartments when tenants first complained. But Millennia Housing Management acquired the property this month.

"I feel as if nothing is going to change", said Lewis.

Millennia went before the city council last year proposing a 13 million dollar renovation plan. Today, Valerie Jerome, the spokesperson for Millennia shared this statement:

"We have not been served with a complaint, but it is our policy not to comment on pending litigation."

As tenants and supporters stood outside talking about the conditions, councilwoman Lynne Hubbard spoke with them.

"I am dismayed about it and I think that we as a city of Rivera Beach council need to hold millennia accountable." Tommy Walker, who says he is a candidate in the District 3 race said, "The residents and the people of Stonybrook deserve better."