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Lafayette Apt. Tenants Demand Respect and Lights in Tough Neighborhood along Fairfax County’s Route One Corridor – 2010 & 2011

In 2010 Leaders from Good Shepherd Catholic Church began working with their parishioners living in Lafayette Apartments along the Route One Corridor. The residents complained that many of the lights outside the building were blown out making it a hotspot for loitering and drug dealing.

The management was unresponsive to these concerns as well as their complaints about mold, roaches, bedbugs, and mice inside. The team of faith leaders and tenants researched the ownership of the property and after finding that it received many local and federal subsidies pressed until the owner of the property came all the way from Maine to meet with them. They consistently pressured the management company and working with Fairfax County Supervisor Jeff McKay and VA Delegate Surovell (D-44) were able to get a response on their maintenance requests, an exterminator sent in, and light bulbs replaced outside the buildings.

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Item Date: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
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