A few months ago, we told you about a bedbug infestation in a public housing complex called Dosker Manor — a 700-unit high rise for older people and people with disabilities.
Jake Ryan from the Kentucky Center of Investigative Reporting found city records showing that residents in nearly half of the units at Dosker have complained to the city about bedbugs since 2016. Despite those repeated complaints, the complex remained infested.
Since then, the property has had another inspection by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. It failed, for the third year in a row. Inspectors found exposed wires, leaky pipes, clogged drains, broken locks, missing sprinklers and more in the city’s largest public housing facility.
They did score higher this year than last year, though.
They’ve also made some personnel changes in the maintenance department, pledged to spend the money to fix the building, and hired an expert consultant on pest control.
Residents say they see crews working more often and things seem to be getting better.
But they still have bedbugs.
Jake Ryan joins us today with an update.