As a CHA resident, I'm writing this email so I can give the residents of Uptown a view inside of what I and others go through on daily basis. I can't give out my name for fear of the safety of my family and other residents where we reside.
The problems that we're having are the gangs and drug dealing in and around the place where we reside. I've attended several CAPS meetings and I'm afraid to speak up because I don't know who may go back and say anything to the gangs. One of the main problems is a family who resides in the building has allowed the gangs and drug dealing to go on in their apartment, and management hasn't done anything to remove them. The address where we reside is 4440 and 4500 north Magnolia.
As I'm writing this email, the gangs decided to have a barbecue inside of our yard and none of these guys live here. I'm afraid to say anything to them for fear of my safety and that of my children. The property has been used to stash drugs, hide gangbangers and other dangerous things. The tenants live in fear because management has turned a blind eye to our complaints and done nothing to ensure our safety.
At 7:13 am, Sunday, June 22, my family and I woke to the sounds of a loud boom only to discover that someone had let some fireworks go off inside of the front entrance of our building. I know other residents are having that problem, but just imagine it going off inside of the place where you and your family live.
Please let the residents of Uptown and posters on uptownupdate know that there are some CHA residents that are a part of the solution for the safety of Uptown and NOT the problem of Uptown.
Okay, readers, what can we do to convince the management of these buildings to address and solve this situation?