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Beloit Apartment Woes Could Happen All Over Again

BELOIT -- Wednesday, we brought you a story about stateliners forced to move out of their Beloit apartment because of numerous building violations. Now, it could happen all over again.
BELOIT -- Wednesday, we brought you a story about stateliners forced to move out of their Beloit apartment because of numerous building violations. Now, it could happen all over again in a building owned by the same delinquent landlord.

Residents of Adams Apartments say there's plenty of work that needs to be done to their building. Many of them say they've lived there for years and have never met their landlord.

"You can see pipes through the wall and it's just ridiculous," said Laurie Flowers, a tenant of Adams Apartments.

When you walk into her apartment, you may notice a gaping hole in her wall.  She says she's been asking her landlord Joe Miller to fix it for months. It started when her hot water wasn't working.

Flowers says every time she tries reaching out to Miller, she gets the receptionist, who she says made a strange request to her one day.

"I talked to her one time, and they told me could i put a picture over the hole in the wall and i told them know."

Eric johnson's brother lived in the Park Avenue apartments which are also owned by Joe Miller. The City of Beloit shut the building down, and forced residents to move out because of violations.

Johnson says Adams Apartments has had its share of problems. There have been complaints about garbage pickup there. The city stepped in and forced Miller to pick up the trash.

"That was really terrible," said Johnson. "Going out and seeing garbage all of the place, and you're wondering what's going on why haven't they came and picked it up because the garbage is right outside my door."

Neither Johnson nor his brother have met Joe Miller, and they would like to.

"You would like to know, you know who the person is that owns this."

Eyewitness News did talk to the manager of Adams Apartments, Debbie Vance. She told us Joe Miller is aware of what needs to be fixed there, but since he did recently file for bankruptcy, he does not have money to pay for it.









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