Greensboro, N.C. - Cascades Grandview has had numerous problems and complaints and WFMY News 2 has reported about them extensively. The latest is that the building registered with the city as a dormitory. However, the previous managers rented apartments to non-students.
Will the non-students have to move out? We're not sure yet. But, some local experts say the tenants need a plan.
"You don't know what is going to happen and you want to be prepared. It's better have it and not need it than to need it and not have it," Interactive Resource Center Housing Director Teresa Hicks said.
Greensboro Housing Coalition Executive Director Beth McKee-Huger said, "We really urge people to be proactive, rather than waiting until someone says you have fifteen minutes to get out."
On Friday, the Interactive Resource Center will host a housing fair specifically for people living in Cascades Grandview. The Greensboro Housing Coalition is working with the IRC on the fair.
It runs from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the IRC which is located at 407 E. Washington St.
Landlords from all over town will be there. Some will offer discounts and deals to help tenants get out of Cascades.
In addition, the city is watching what's happening here closely. Staff members are looking at their policies and procedures and seeing if anything should change. They're also reaching out to other cities to see how they handle troubled buildings like Cascades.