Hub Tuscaloosa tenants create petition rallying against management

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By WVUA 23 News Reporter Mackenzie Wanicka

Since it opened in 2018, tenants at student-focused apartments Hub on Campus Tuscaloosa haven’t been happy with their living environment. At the time, complainants said they’d battled black mold, raw sewage, flooding and more.

Several lawsuits against the Hub’s owners Core Tuscaloosa are still working their way through Alabama’s legal system, but current tenants say things haven’t changed much.

To that end, they’ve taken it upon themselves to circulate a petition asking for the removal of their current property manager.

Hub Tuscaloosa resident Bergen Goede said this petition is important because the complex could be a great place for its tenants if management would handle their concerns.

“I would not recommend living at the Hub because of the living conditions and the maintenance,” Goede said. “I think the petition was necessary because a lot of the maintenance issues have been getting ignored.”

According to Alabama court documents, there are several active lawsuits against the Hub’s owners Core Tuscaloosa. Several are over negligence claims.

Tenants who signed the petition claim their maintenance calls aren’t completed in a timely manner. In addition, they’re dealing with mold, flooding issues, cracked ceilings and more.

Hub tenant Chris Milsson said he thinks maintenance is doing the best they can, but management isn’t taking care of the building-wide issues causing most of the widespread problems.

Andrew Cartwright, another Hub tenant, said he’s not happy with his apartment.

“Within a week our garbage disposal stopped working and our sink was clogged full,” he said. “It took them more than a week to come fix it. Now we have mold issues, which plenty of other students have had as well.”

WVUA 23 reached out to the Hub on Campus Tuscaloosa for an interview with management, but our request was declined.

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