'Christmas was ruined' - Bridgeport family's apartment building floods Christmas morning

A Bridgeport family says their holiday was ruined after their apartment building was flooded Christmas morning.

News 12 Staff

Dec 26, 2020, 11:24 PM

Updated 1,265 days ago

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A Bridgeport family says their holiday was ruined after their apartment building was flooded Christmas morning.
Tarra Collier, 49, says that Christmas gifts were ruined after her daughter's living room at the Greene Homes Apartments flooded at 3 a.m.
The family says the hallways at the complex are filled with human waste, and now all their stuff is packed into garbage bags outside.
When News 12 Connecticut called housing officials, they immediately came and fixed the problem which they say was caused by snow blocking drainage pipes on the roof of the building.
Collier says the building suffers from chronically broken elevators and foul-smelling hallways so filthy that people avoid them at all costs.
Bridgeport City Council members Jorge Cruz and Denese Taylor Moye say they will fight to make sure that the Housing Authority helps fix the problem.
The Housing Authority tells News 12 that it hopes to submit an application for demolition of the complex by the end of February, with plans to build new housing.


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