Orange County

Residents of Orange County complex face deplorable conditions, evictions

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — More than a dozen residents at an Orange County apartment complex say they’re living in deplorable conditions.

At Riviera Apartments along Mercy Drive, you can see plywood on the windows, and residents say there are bugs and mold inside.

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According to a city spokesperson, there are more than a dozen open citations within city code enforcement, and one unit has been condemned.

Residents say this year, there have been several property management companies. The latest, Midtown Property, took over 22 days ago and say the much-needed repairs will not be a quick fix.

Half of the 14 residents who live there also now face eviction.

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Property manager Aida Martin told Eyewitness News that she and her team agreed to help residents with rental assistance, but only two people accepted her offer.

Karen Parks

Karen Parks,

Karen Parks is a reporter at WFTV.

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Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.