City Council Charged to Investigate KCDC Treatment of Elderly

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By Vivian Shipe Knoxville TN (TN Tribune) – During the November public forum,  citizens of the community presented the city council with a list of concerns and questions surrounding the treatment of the mentally ill, eviction rates, and  safety and isolation of the seniors who live at the Residences at Five Points. They have two weeks to come up with the answers by the next council meeting before the concerns are sent to HUD who has asked for additional information. Members of the KCDC board that oversees 26 other properties like the Five Points facility are appointed by the city mayor. The eviction rates and treatment of the mentally ill on those properties are being questioned as well. Sign on front door restricting visitors.Photo by Vivian ShipeLady Ladd in red stands with Tennessee Tribune reporter Vivian Shipe. The Tribune was the first media  to expose the problems at Five PointsPhoto by Vivian Shipe At Five Points, KCDC is still refusing to open the community room and at last check, say they have no intentions of doing so. Bingo games and Bible studies , even resident association meetings have grinded to a halt. Safety problems have arisen and even the request...