It will take years but the process has begun to decommission the troubled Greene Homes public housing apartments in The Hollow. CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart was part of a walk-through of the complex on Monday:
And then there are the two options for exiting the building–unreliable elevators that are constantly breaking down, or stairwells so marinated in human waste that a private cleaning company was recently hired to powerwash away the stench.
Some of the city’s homeless population, according to the housing authority, either break into Greene Homes five high-rise buildings or are let in by relatives, and use the public spaces as their bathrooms.
“It just gets embedded in the concrete,” Diedra Perry, interim director of asset management, said Monday as she walked through one of Greene Homes’ structures off of Highland Avenue.
Minutes earlier, Perry joined Mayor Joe Ganim and other city and Bridgeport Housing Authority officials at a press conference outside during which they pledged to improve the cleanliness and safety of what tenants call The Greenes.
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In 2013, former City Councilman Joel Gonzalez provided OIB a first-hand video tour of the repugnant conditions. See video below.