Mr. Jones resided in an apartment on Bosworth until the ‘rehab’. He was shipped off to a dive on Greenview and Morse called an ‘offsite’. Jones said the front doorknob came off in his hand at the temporary residence. He complained to Northpoint management to no avail.
His apartment on Bosworth was a one bedroom with two closets and enough space for his furniture. His rent was about $90/month, (for a total of $825 with subsidy) and he spoke of cleaning the walls on a regular basis because they collect dust too! Now how many men think like that?
When his tenure at offsite purgatory on Greenview ended, he was moved to his new apartment in a different Northpoint building. At the time, he told the ‘moving specialist’ at Northpoint that the new place looked awfully small. Given the short notice, he was scheduled to move and went through with it just to escape purgatory. By the time the movers got the boxes stuffed into the tunnel called a living room/dining room, they were almost to the ceiling. There was no room for his sofa, loveseat and recliner. Without ample time to advertise and sell them, Mr. Jones, on a fixed income, just gave them away. How many of us can afford to just give away furniture?
This is the combo dining/living room.
Mr. Jones is a little cramped in this approximate 19x9 foot tunnel don’t you think? I was standing in the doorway between the tunnel and the kitchen, so this is it. There’s one closet in the entryway and as he said ‘there’s no place to store a mop and broom’ in the kitchen. The tall cabinets have shelves in them so he’s not exaggerating on this. A ten year old could have done a better paint job on the back wall with the window. What was a dark brown/black window frame was smeared with white paint.
The hardly functioning air conditioner is in the west window, so he couldn’t place furniture there. We all know how hot a western exposure can be when the AC doesn't work. Will his complaints be heard? It’s unfortunate that Jones had to do a Sophie’s Choice with his furniture. Sadly, I’ve heard this from more tenants than just Jones. Northpoint would show tenants their new apartment and if their furniture didn’t fit…too bad. Jones has health conditions and is downright depressed having to move around furniture as though he’s in a storage unit.
And the real kicker is, in spite of Jones’ fixed income, his rent for this tunnel has jumped to $123/month.
Just thought you’d like to know what the good tenants at Northpoint are getting for our tax contribution.
Meanwhile, there are some tenants who pay $0, have ‘roommates’ working at decent paying jobs, and guess what, we’re paying the full nut.
Just thought someone would like to know. Wonder if the folks in the Denver office know about this Mickey Mouse rehab? Sure hope the NOH groups who reluctantly persuaded the alderman to sign that rehab contract never lose their incomes. They may be forced to throw away their favorite chair and live like Mr. Jones...under the apathetic management of Northpoint. It could happen to anyone.