Helping Wayne apartment residents living with rats, no air conditioning

Hank Winchester helps seniors living in poor apartment building conditions

In an apartment complex in Wayne County tenants complain of no air conditioning and rats in the building

WAYNE, Mich. – Help Me Hank was called to rescue seniors living in a Wayne apartment complex with rats and no air conditioning.

The tenants were desperate for help and said they're dealing with unlivable conditions, so they called Local 4's Hank Winchester to investigate.

The building is the Newberry Square Lofts in Wayne. Residents said there are gaping holes in the walls, no air conditioning and rats moving in.

Residents said the construction mess in the hall has been an issue for four months. They said there are rat droppings everywhere.

One resident said she's been without air conditioning for months. She said there were big holes in the walls and ceiling that are just covered by plastic.

Hank spoke with the owner of the apartment complex. She said work is getting underway now and will be completed by July 22. Local 4 will be at the apartment to make sure everything gets done.

You can watch Hank Winchester's full story in the video posted above.

About the Authors:

Hank Winchester is Local 4's Consumer Investigative Reporter and the head of WDIV's "Help Me Hank" Consumer Unit. He works to solve consumer complaints, reveal important recalls and track down thieves who have ripped off metro Detroiters.

Derick is a Senior Web Producer for ClickOnDetroit and has been with Local 4 News since April 2013. Derick specializes in breaking news, crime and local sports.