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South Kansas City apartment problems grow after gas company gives disconnection notice

Posted at 4:39 PM, Nov 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-20 09:11:15-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Frustration has set in for many of the residents of a south Kansas City apartment complex.

Monday, residents at Nob Hill woke up to a disconnection notice on their apartment buildings. The notice was from Spire and stated the gas service would be shut off on Dec. 2 due to unpaid bills by the landlord.

Residents such as Tinniece Hubbard-Bailey are seeking answers, but said they are not getting them.

“When you go in the office to talk to them, they like give us the runaround," said Hubbard-Bailey.

Residents told 41 Action News the apartment units were infested with bugs and some have gone without heat or air conditioning for months.

“This is not going to get any better," Hubbard-Bailey said.

Tuesday, 41 Action News went into the Nob Hill office building and asked why the bills have gone unpaid.

“That is a good question and that would be a question for the owner. We’ve reached out to them already about this yesterday because we had several people come in with this and what I’ve been told is that it’s supposed to be taken care of today," Tina Blunt said.

TEH Realty owns the apartment complex. Over the past 3 months, the Housing Authority of Kansas City, Missouri, said it's received 56 complaints about the conditions of their units.

Since Jan. 1, the company has received $600,000 in subsidized housing vouchers for Nob Hill and one other metro area complex.

Nob Hill residents said they're worried they may have to move.

“I’m very frustrated because at this point in time, I don’t have the money to move, but I do understand that I’m going to have to come up with something so I can get out of here," Hubbard-Bailey said.