For the second time in just months, senior citizens living in a popular Chinatown apartment are being forced to climb as many as 15 flights of stairs due to a broken elevator, reports ABC7.
They also complain that the laundry room has been closed at the senior complex known as Cathay Manor for several months
“I really feel sad for them, I’m sorry for these senior people,” said Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles Chairman Chester Chong.
The affordable housing complex houses seniors ages 75 and older.
According to the Teller Report, the seniors first went public with their grievances in August.
Back then, the elevator was also broken. Management fixed it within a couple of weeks, but now its in disrepair again.
355 households call Cathay Manor home.
“No one is in charge of this building at all.” Uncle Lam said helplessly back in August to the Teller Report.
He’s one of the few tenants who has dared to speak out. Others have expressed fears.
A fruit stand near the apartments serves many of the tenants there, but Mrs. Chen says now the tenants rarely come out due to the stair issue. When they do come out, they only buy a few items because they cannot carry them back up all those stairs.
KABC talked to Don Toy who owns the building. He says the laundry room is ready to be reopened and the elevators are in the process of being fixed.
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