The Alms

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

In a win for residents, a Hamilton County Common Pleas judge has ordered five apartment complexes into receivership. That means badly needed repairs may finally start to get made by a court-appointed management company.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

A City of Cincinnati lawsuit against the Alms Hill Apartments in Walnut Hills is continuing. City Attorney Mark Manning says five other apartment complexes around the city have been added to the suit as well. At issue are numerous health and safety violations, along with an increase in criminal activity.

A Cincinnati city attorney said there is a new management team in charge of a troubled Walnut Hills apartment complex.

Attorney Mark Manning also told Council's Law and Public Safety Committee Monday the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) inspected The Alms Hill Apartments on Victory Parkway.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Members of Cincinnati Council's Law and Public Safety Committee are promising action to improve the allegedly poor living conditions at a Walnut Hills apartment complex.

The city has filed a lawsuit against the owners of The Alms Hill Apartments on Victory Parkway.  It comes after inspections revealed several issues including mold, roaches, bedbugs and water damage from leaks.

The city issued 29 pages of orders that need correcting. 

Josette Bonner lives in the building and says she doesn't feel safe or healthy there.