JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Congressional sources on Tuesday confirmed to News4Jax that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has inspected the Eastside Terrace Apartments following an I-TEAM report that revealed residents have been dealing with rats, roaches and other unsanitary conditions.
The results were not good.
According to Sen. Marco Rubio, the complex scored a 6c out of a possible 100, and its sister complex, Eastside Gardens, received a 24c out of 100.
Anything under 60 is a failing grade. The “c” means life-threatening conditions for tenants were observed during the inspections, Rubio said.
Following the I-TEAM’s initial investigation, Rubio immediately called on HUD’s secretary to take action after his team witnessed black mold, a pest infestation and crumbling staircases.
The owner is currently facing more than $300,000 in civil money penalties for each property, totaling approximately $600,000 because of the failing scores, Rubio said.