Bridgeport apartment complex plagued by problems a step closer to being shut down

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The Greene Homes Apartment Complex in Bridgeport is one step closer to being decommissioned.

Mayor Joe Ganim announced Saturday the Bridgeport Housing Authority has accepted the city's emergency application to shut the facility down.

As News 12 reported, the apartments have been plagued by violent crime, chronically broken elevators and severe plumbing issues.

"Greene Homes was just approved by the Bridgeport Housing Authority for an application to Washington in order to decommission that facility and provide better housing for the residents there and the city, in conjunction with the Housing Authority, has a comprehensive plan for improving public housing throughout the city and this task force will be the vehicle by which we do that," Ganim said.

Ganim added that getting the complex torn down and replaced is a top priority of his newly-formed housing task force.

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