CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - Residents of the Westlake apartments in Chatham County are making the most of a still frustrating situation this Thanksgiving. About a month and a half after damage from Hurricane Matthew left a number of units uninhabitable, renovation work is still underway.
One told WTOC they were just stopping by to use the stove to complete their Thanksgiving meal, so they could take it back to the hotel they've been staying in for weeks now.
Tile now covers where the old, moldy carpet once was. But the family living in this Westlake unit says there's still a lot of work to be done. Residents tell WTOC the Department for Housing and Urban Development told them work was supposed to be finished by today on the repairs and renovations. But after some prodding, HUD came back and said it won't be ready until Monday. So several families are bringing in all of their Thanksgiving fixings and preparing what they can to take back to their temporary homes in area hotels.
At last check, HUD officials said Westlake is on their radar and will be subject to more frequent inspections to make sure living conditions are sound.