Disabled tenants in Norwood building claim they feel trapped in their own homes

A group of disabled tenants in a Norwood apartment building say they feel trapped in their own homes and that their cries are falling on deaf ears.

News 12 Staff

Aug 28, 2020, 7:55 PM

Updated 1,363 days ago

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A group of disabled tenants in a Norwood apartment building say they feel trapped in their own homes and that their cries are falling on deaf ears. 
They tell News 12 they would like the freedom like everyone else has to be able to get around--but they say just getting up the steps to the building entrance is a challenge. 
They say the building doesn’t have a handicap-accessible ramp. 
Resident Julio Hostos says he rarely comes out of his apartment.  The 58-year-old says he suffers from several disabilities and that every step it takes to get out of his apartment at 3227 Baybridge Ave. is full of pain. 
Hostos, along with a group of disabled tenants, have been asking 3225 Realty Corporation to install a ramp to assist people with disabilities. The corporation is the management company of the building. 
Hostos says there isn’t even an elevator in the building, which also makes it harder for elderly tenants and parents with strollers. 
Hostos has started a petition in the building and tells News 12 he is not only concerned about his safety but also his neighbors' safety.
 


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